Clegg knocks Tory policy but refuses to give up the limo

Coalition will stay in place until election day despite Lib Dems’ distaste for Osborne’s measures

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Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem leader, this morning ruled out giving up the trappings of coalition office before election day - despite engaging in open warfare with the Conservatives over Chancellor George Osborne’s austerity plans.

Asked by Labour MP Anne McGuire when he would give up the ministerial limousine and the red boxes, Clegg told MPs at Deputy Prime Minister’s Question Time that he takes pride in the government’s achievements even though “I disagree with the Conservative Party’s approach to carrying on with the cuts even after the deficit has been dealt with.”

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