The entrepreneur Lord Sugar has hit out at the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg for suggesting that he should be stripped of his bus pass.
He posted on Twitter:
The twit Nick Clegg moaning about me having a bus pass. Idiot I haven't got one http://t.co/ZN9pxUvJ .
I wonder if Nick Clegg rich wife will take her bus pass when she becomes of age ,and if he will take his EU pension. The man is embaresment
Mr Clegg had said that, in his view, pensioners should be stripped of universal benefits such as free bus passes and winter fuel payments.
He said: "We are giving free bus passes and TV licences and winter fuel payments to Alan Sugar ... while limiting housing benefit to families on much lower incomes."
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