Ashdown: Mail & Sun Poured '17 Buckets Of ****' On Clegg
Thursday 3rd July 2014
Lord Ashdown has launched a scathing attack on papers like the Sun and the Daily Mail for trying to break up the Coalition.
WARNING: Contains one use of strong language
The former Liberal Democrat leader criticised the fact that the right-wing media have "poured 17 buckets of ****" over "what they consider to be the weakest link in the Coalition and the weakest link is Nick Clegg".
He said: "The right-wing press detest the Coalition. Detest it.
"If they want to destroy the Coalition, what they do is they attack what they consider to be the weakest link and the weakest link is Nick.
"He has had 17 buckets of **** dumped over his head by these people year-in, year-out.
"Of course that has an effect [on voters], but I don't think this cause is lost and I think Nick can reveal the true Nick Clegg before the election.
Lord Ashdown was speaking to Iain Dale about his upcoming book The Cruel Victory.
The full interview will be broadcast at 19.30 tonight.