Clegg: I Won't Resign If I Lose MEPs
Thursday 15th May 2014
Nick Clegg told LBC he won't resign if he loses MEPs in next week's European elections.
Lembit Opik tweeted last week the Deputy Prime Minister should resign if the Lib Dems lose more than 5 MEPs.
When asked about it during his weekly show, Mr Clegg he would not resign if that were the case.
“We have had an extraordinary time of it as a party since coalition. We have had to deliver a whole lot of decisions - some of which were frankly unpopular and controversial – in order to balance the books."
"But I have an old-fashioned view that if you do the right things for the right reasons with the right values in mind, making a country where we have a stronger economy but we are giving something back to the people – people in the long run will judge us more fairly.”
Mr Clegg added he thought the worst thing the Liberal Democrats could do is bail out.
When Nick Ferrari asked what he thought his chances were next week, Mr Clegg said: “I never anticipate what the British voters do, and I’m not going to get into ‘what if what if’. I hope we will do better than the predictions – which are we will get zilch."
"But we are only going to do better than people predict if we go out and say to the people what we do – and not have a running commentary from people like Lembit Opik.”