Nick Clegg’s Not-So-Secret Identity

The Liberal Democrats have demanded an official investigation into reports that an adviser to Home Secretary Theresa May called Nick Clegg a wanker after the deputy PM criticised May over ‘snoopers’ charter’ comments. The Home Office’s most senior civil servant will now conduct a detailed enquiry to establish precisely who made the alleged comment and whether it broke the code of conduct for special advisers.

“It’s all rather difficult,” an unnamed source told this Nuse reporter earlier at the weekend, “because we’re not even sure what the charge would be: it most certainly doesn’t appear to have been a misrepresentation of the truth – far from it – so we’re not sure what code might have been breached. I mean, naturally there are certain matters of state that need to be treated with the utmost discretion, which is why we all have to sign the Official Secrets Act, but it’d be a bit of a stretch to cite that document over information which is so obviously already in the public domain…”

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