Clegg: Prince Charles Entitled To Express Views
Wednesday 21st May 2014
The Deputy Prime Minister has told LBC Prince Charles is entitled to express views, after he compared Putin to Hitler while on a tour of Canada.
Speaking on his weekly show on LBC, Mr Clegg said: "I'm not really in a position to provide a running commentary on what was considered to be a private conversation."
"Of course Prince Charles is perfectly entitled to express views in the confidence that they're private."
"I would say I think Putin's menacing behaviour towards Ukraine is not just bad for Ukrainian people - it's not good for Russia itself. Russia depends massively on its ability to export oil and gas to the rest of Europe" he added.
"If you have a constant destabilising tension with the rest of Europe, that will harm Russia's long term interests."