Why does Nick Clegg keep lying about our state debt and the deficit, asks Fraser Nelson.
The Lib Dems gave up having a political philosophy a while back, and their policies are now just a ragbag of "good causes", which Clegg wheels out to distinguish them from the Tories. Lib Dems attract voters who like nice things. They definitely don't like having to make choices.
Much of the stuff in the Lib Dem goody bag costs money. If Clegg admitted how dire the debt situation is, even BBC presenters might start asking how his distinguishing policies could be afforded.
That's why he has to misrepresent the debt.