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No deal with wife on future: Clegg

Nick Clegg has insisted he intends to stay in power "well beyond one term", dismissing reports his wife had struck a deal with him to step down in 2015 as "drivel".

The Deputy Prime Minister issued a firm denial when confronted with the claim of an agreement with spouse Miriam, made in a book about his rise to high office by journalist Jasper Gerard.

"I am in this because I believe it is the right thing to do. Miriam supports me fully in this.

"And I want to see us succeed in the coalition Government and beyond," he told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show.

Pressed to state his future intentions, he added: "I intend to serve well beyond one term."


From Belfast Telegraph