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Video: British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg admits he owns a onesie

A damaging political revelation? Probably not.

Nick Clegg on LBC radio in London today
Nick Clegg on LBC radio in London today
Image: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

IN WHAT MOST definitely is one of the most unusual if not embarrassing admissions by a senior politician, the British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has admitted he owns a onesie.

During a unique radio phone-in show on LBC radio in London earlier today Clegg was asked whether he owned the all-in-one garment that is generally reserved for wearing while relaxing on the couch.

While most of the questions were critical of Clegg and his government’s policies this was one of the more light-hearted moments which drew this response from the Liberal Democrat leader:

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It has since transpired that the caller who asked the question is an old party activist in Sheffield (Clegg’s constituency) Harry Matthews who was apparently once tipped as a future Prime Minister.

The Telegraph reports that the revelation raises the prospect that the question was planted in order to improve Clegg’s battered image though that claim may be called into question by the quality of the onesie itself:

Pic: Harry Matthews/Twitter

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