Clegg: I will never join a coalition government
If a week is a long time in politics, 26 months is forever, right?
"This talk of alliances comes up a lot, doesn’t it? Everyone wants
to be in our gang. So I want to make something very clear today.
Will I ever join a Conservative government? No.
Will I ever join a Labour government? No.
I will never allow the Liberal Democrats to be a mere annex to
another party's agenda."
An alert WoSblog viewer (see comments below) also reveals Clegg's apparent further clarification of his position in this piece from the Telegraph a couple of months later.
"Mr Clegg ruled out taking a Cabinet seat in a Conservative government in return for his support and instead would provide Mr Cameron with 'supply and confidence' – meaning he would promise to back a Conservative Budget and would side with the Tories in any votes of confidence."
Well, that seems pretty clear. You can trust Nick Clegg, folks!