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Miriam González Durántez breaks political protocol at fashion event

Miriam González Durántez breaks political protocol at fashion event
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After Nick Clegg enjoyed a night out at the pub earlier this month, it only seems fair that his wife Miriam González Durántez should also be allowed to let off some steam. So Mr S was glad to see that she was a guest at last night's WIE (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) Awards Gala at Goldsmiths' Hall.

Conscious that her decision to attend a glitzy bash so close to polling day might raise eyebrows, Miriam explained in her speech that she was breaking election etiquette and that Clegg's political advisors would prefer her to be at home:

'Unfortunately General Elections are not seen by political advisers as good times for wives of political leaders to be attending fashion events. They are way too glamorous. They would much prefer us to stick to the realms of kitchens and children. But I am here because I believe in the initiative, and getting women together, and learning from each other.'

But given that Miriam recently revealed that she runs her own cookery blog, Clegg's advisers can at least be reassured that she is presumably spending some time in the kitchen too.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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