DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg has once again been given the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day shifts on the Cabinets Christmas rota.Wouldn’t even be any use in an emergency
The Lib Dem leader is furious that the supposedly random system has his name down for all the major holidays for the fourth year in a row.
He said: I was happy to do it in 2010, because Id never had a proper job before and it was a bit of a novelty.
But four years is beyond a joke. They say Im just on call but theres always a text with an urgent reason to go into Downing Street, and then I arrive theres nobody there and I have to wait an hour in the cold for the police to let me in.
In 2013 I threatened not to turn up but they said Id lose my shift allowance.
Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood said: It really is incredible, the way old Cleggys name comes out of the hat year after year.
Weve got a little film we like to watch of him sitting at his desk with nothing to do, jaw clenched with frustration, missing the New Years Eve fireworks going off outside.
Still, I dont think hell have to worry about being busy next year.