Steerpike Steerpike

The Clegg catwalk: DPM takes a page from David Cameron’s style guide

What exactly is going on with Nick Clegg’s conference get-up in Glasgow? As of this writing, the Deputy Prime Minister is wearing his third outfit of the day — casual jeans and a dark shirt. Mr S is sure he’s seen something similar to this hideous apparel somewhere before.

Given the Liberal Democrats are spending this week laying into the Tories as part of the differentiation strategy from their coalition parties, was it really wise for their leader to dress up in his own version of David Cameron’s much lampooned holiday gear?


David and Samantha Cameron on holiday (Photo: Getty)

It’s clear the Liberal Democrats are asking for a lot to remain in the Coalition, but isn’t the shirt off of the Prime Minister’s back a step too far?

Clegg had begun the day in a natty suit and tie, and then changed into a jumper for a visit to a school.


Nick Clegg on Monday morning (Photo:

Nick Clegg, later on Monday [Photo: Jeff J Mitchell, Getty]

Nick Clegg, later on Monday (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell, Getty)


Already a subscriber? Log in

Keep reading with a free trial

Subscribe and get your first month of online and app access for free. After that it’s just £1 a week.

There’s no commitment, you can cancel any time.


Unlock more articles



Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in