Nick Clegg: 'No one thinks Nigel Farage can be PM'

Nick Clegg said his party was focused on the "painstaking work" of fixing the country's "very big and long term problems".

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has played down the threat of UKIP as British politics' third party, saying Nigel Farage stands no chance of gaining power.

Latest polling data suggested the Lib Dems would claim just 13 per cent of the vote at a General Election, behind Farage's party.

But Mr Clegg told Daybreak "there is two years to go" until the next election and added: "No one seriously thinks - even the greatest advocates of UKIP - that Nigel Farage is going to be the next Prime Minister."