Clegg: Miliband a 'big character' and real loss for Labour

I would never begrudge a politician the right to take a change of direction in their own life and that of their families if they wish to.

It seems to me he was one of the big characters in Labour who understood that an opposition can't just shout at a Government. An opposition also needs to come up with its own alternative.

So, to that extent I think it is a real loss to the Labour Party that he is no longer around making that point within Labour Party circles.

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister