Clegg blasted by Lib Dem caller

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was lambasted by a caller during the first of his new weekly radio phone-ins. In a scathing attack John from Woking said he was renouncing his membership because he was "ashamed of what the party's doing".

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Clegg blasted by former Lib Dem Councillor

The Deputy Prime Minister was blasted by a former Liberal Democrat councillor this morning when he said he was ashamed of what the coalition Government was doing.

The clash came as the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg held the first 'Call Clegg' live phone-in on London's LBC radio.

ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports:

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Radio caller: 'I'd love to see Nick Clegg resign'

John from Woking who spoke to Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg on the radio this morning has told ITV News that he would "love to see him resign."

Speaking to ITV News reporter Jonny Blair John said, "I asked the question about Lib Dem values compared to what we're achieving today, but I didn't really get the chance to rebuff what he said."

During the exchange on LBC John had told Mr Clegg he had torn up his membership card to the party, commenting on his actions he said;

It was a bit of theatre really, my membership card is up for renewal and I'm not going to renew it.

I've stood as a councillor and as a candidate. I've been through a lot with the party so to see what Clegg has done to it since 2010 has made me really angry.

Clegg blasted by former Lib Dem County Councillor

In a scathing attack on Nick Clegg, in his new 'Call Clegg' segment on LBC, John from Woking said he was renouncing his membership of the Liberal Democrat party.

He told the Deputy Prime Minister:

"I am a Liberal Democrat who has just torn up his membership card. I just joined the party first in 1973 and I'm afraid I cannot now say that I want to represent the Lib Dems.

I'm an ex-County Councillor in Surrey and I'm ashamed of what the party's doing."

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Clegg defends 'principle' of foreign aid as 'morally right'

Steve from Brent rang new radio show 'Call Clegg on LBC and asked the Deputy Prime Minister about foreign aid saying; "cuts all over the place redundancies left right and centre and yet this Government still justified over £8 billion in foreign aid. Explain."

Nick Clegg pictured last year
Nick Clegg pictured last year Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Nick Clegg replied; "It's not just morally the right thing to do, it's in our interests.

" If you're worried about the mass migration of people from poorer countries in to Europe and in to Britain. The principle is really important. If you want to stem the tide of extremism, terrorism, conflict you've got to deal with problems at source and that is what this commitment is all about."

Clegg: Tuition fees pledge 'one of my biggest political regrets'

Lauren in Sheffield has quizzed Nick Clegg on tuition fees saying that a raft of Government policy has left poorer young people feeling that "higher education is not for them."

Speaking about his election pledge to cut tuition fees which he has subsequently had to retract the Deputy Prime Minister said:

I have apologised as clearly and candidly as I could for that fact that we made a commitment that given that we were unlikely to be in Government on our own.

it is certainly one of the biggest regrets that we made a commitment that we were just not in a position to deliver.

Clegg faces disillusioned ex-Lib Dem attack live on radio

The second the caller to the new 'Call Clegg' radio show on LBC has lambasted Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrat party. In a scathing attack John from, Woking, said he was renouncing his membership of the party.

I am a Liberal Democrat who has just torn up his membership card. I just joined the party first in 1973 and I'm afraid I cannot now say that I want to represent the Lib Dems.

I'm an ex-County Councillor in Surrey and I'm ashamed of what the party's doing.

– John, Woking

He asked the Deputy Prime Minister how he reconciled the quote on the membership card that said, "no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity" with the Government's, "attacks on the poorest in society."

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