Clegg accuses Brown of “deliberate betrayal” at PMQs

July 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

by ePolitix

The leader of the Liberal Democrats has accused Gordon Brown of being “busy doing nothing”, despite promises of reform.

At prime minister’s questions, Nick Clegg told MPs that people are “crying out for change” but that the government is failing to respond.

But Brown rebuffed the Lib Dem accusations, attacking opposition parties for having “no policies for the future of this country”.

In a strongly-worded exchange, Clegg accused the prime minister of “deliberate betrayal”.

He suggested that City bonuses were “back in fashion” and that there had been “no action on electoral reform”.

The prime minister “pretends to want to reform this place”, said Clegg, “yet nothing has really happened”.

“Who does the prime minster think he is kidding? People want action, they want something different, so what’s been stopping him?”

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