Lib Dems deny wedge in unhedged pledge to keep pledge not to hedge pledges

It honestly wouldn’t surprise me if they did try to say something like this, in order to regain public confidence, and produced as a result one of the tortuous, tongue-twisting pieces of warped logic worthy of Sir Humphrey.

Pride's Purge


Unveiling the first commitment of the Liberal Democrat manifesto for next year’s general election, the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has pledged his party will keep to its pledges not to break its pledges – a pledge Mr Clegg pledged would not be broken despite previous pledges being broken which he had personally pledged were pledges he would not break.

In a statement to the press, Mr Clegg said:

I want to make it absolutely clear that the pledges we are pledging before the next election in May 2015 will not be broken – unlike the previous pledges we pledged would not be broken before the last election. That is because the pledges we broke after the last election were pledges we didn’t pledge we wouldn’t break before the last election, unlike the present pledges which we can categorically pledge are pledges which we are pledging will not be broken either before or after the election. That is something…

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