Clegg: Nobel Peace Prize award to EU 'not a bad thing'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that "it's not a bad thing" to honour peace in the European Union with the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Liberal Democrat leader said: "It's a not a bad thing from time to time to recognise that we've had 70 years of peace in a continent that had been racked with conflict and war for much of the last century."

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EU receives Nobel Peace Prize

The European Union has received the Nobel Peace Prize in honour of its peace-keeping since World War Two at a ceremony in Norway. David Cameron was not be among the European leaders who attended the ceremony.