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Nick Clegg holidays at millionaires’ Swiss ski resort in £1300 gear as the UK Government’s benefit cuts hit Britain’s poorest
THE Deputy Prime Minister jetted out to his family’s £7million Swiss ski chalet as hard-up Brits faced the coalition’s brutal austerity cuts.
NICK Clegg sloped off to an exclusive Swiss ski resort last weekend – days after the Government hit hard pressed Brits with more austerity.
The Deputy Prime Minister clearly felt the need to escape from the misery in Britain, so he jetted off to stay at the 20-room chalet owned by his mega-rich mum and dad.
When we caught up with Clegg near the £7-million villa in the millionaires’ playground of Davos he wasn’t too happy at being pictured.
Returning from skiing, the Deputy PM wound the window down of his car and snapped: “Are you looking for me?”
Before our reporter could give an answer he drove off in a fury.
Clegg arrived at the resort last Saturday – only three days after the “we’re all in it together” coalition government delivered its Spring budget.
Today is the first day changes come in which will see more than two million hard-up families lose council tax benefit, while over 660,000 in social housing will be hammered by the bedroom tax.
The only winners this weekend appears to be the super rich – who will begin to benefit from changes to income tax, with the top rate slashed from 50p to 45p for high earners.
Labour vice-chairman Michael Dugher said:
“While hundreds of thousands are hit by the bedroom tax, Nick Clegg will be putting his feet up in his 20-room mansion.
“Sounds like Clegg has a lot of ‘spare rooms to subsidise’.”
Clegg – who gets £135,000 as Deputy Prime Minister – and his family get to stay for free in the Alps retreat every year.
But some people in the resort estimate his trip to stay in the stunning chalet, built by Clegg’s Dutch grandfather, would cost up to £20,000 including flights.
His outfit, worth more than £1300, included a grey Dainese designer helmet, Killy insulated gloves and a trendy Patagonia ski jacket.
Clegg can’t mask colours
THE Deputy Prime Minister kitted himself out in more than £1000 worth of kit for his family ski holiday at an exclusive Swiss resort, as hard-up Brits faced the UK Government’s savage benefit cuts.
NICK CLEGG’S ski poles alone cost more than a week of jobseekers’ allowance.
The posh leader of the Lib Dems sloped off to the ski playground for the rich this weekend just as his dishcloth party helped the Tories usher in the savage cuts in the welfare budget.
He fitted himself out in Coalition colours and more than £1000 worth of kit for a family holiday in an exclusive Swiss resort.
This week, 660,000 social housing tenants will be hit by the hated bedroom tax that will cause untold misery and
While the cost of a fondue in the rich playground the Deputy Prime Minister is staying at will not dent his wallet, the measly one per cent increase in welfare benefits will mean that many poor families in work, and those without, will be scraping to put decent food on the table.
The arguments on welfare reform will dominate the next election but it is already clear which side Clegg is on.
Being the son of privilege and an inheritor of wealth means he doesn’t even have to pay for the ski jaunt.
By instinct, choice and style, he is showing his true colours – he is a Tory.