Clegg mocks Conservatives
NICK Clegg urged Liberal Democrats to turn their fire on the Tories yesterday as he attempted to draw a line under damaging scandals and build on the Eastleigh by-election victory.
The Deputy Prime Minister, pictured above, mocked his coalition partners for veering to the right like a "broken shopping trolley" after a disastrous showing in the contest, and promised to keep them in check. But he also made clear that there was no chance of borrowing more to kick-start the economy, despite calls from Business Secretary Vince Cable.
The defiant message came in a keynote speech wrapping up the Lib Dem spring conference.
TONY Blair effectively 'subcontracted' the decision to invade Iraq to former United States president George Bush, according to a former senior diplomat.
Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain's ambassador to Washington between 1997 and 2003, told a national Sunday newspaper "for Mr Blair the 'special relationship' became an end in itself, leading him to tell Mr Bush that, whatever he decided, he would have Mr Blair's support. This was tantamount to subcontracting to Mr Bush the decision to invade Iraq."