Nick Clegg to the Liberal Democrats at their spring conference today:
“So let’s tear off that rear-view mirror and look straight ahead.”
No, really, apparently he actually said that.
Avoiding MOT Failure: Windscreen & Mirrors
Rear view mirrors must be secure and intact. All rear view mirrors must be adjustable. There must be at least ONE rear view mirror.
Mirrors must show a clear view of the rear view. The MOT tester will use your rear view mirrors to check the operation of the rear lights during the test.
What Nick Clegg is telling the LibDems is that they have to become hit-and-run drivers.
“We have to look forwards, to the better future that we are building for our children.”
No looking back. Tear off that inconvenient rear-view mirror in which you might see the bodies of your victims. Drive on. Look forwards only.
Coming up in back of you, looming dangerously close, you might see the huge Electoral Wipeout vehicle with the GE2015 numberplate, but Nick Clegg would rather you didn’t look at that either.