People are listening now, Clegg

Did Clegg forget he is listened to yesterday?

Nick Clegg was tonight forced to clarify his position on the Iraq war after he stood up at the dispatch box of the House of Commons and pronounced the invasion illegal.

The deputy prime minister insisted he was speaking in a personal capacity, as a leading international lawyer warned that the statement by a government minister in such a formal setting could increase the chances of charges against Britain in international courts.

Perhaps if Jack Straw was still justice minister he’d let him off – if push came to shove.

Or, perhaps Clegg wants to go back to those happier days, when nobody listened…

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