UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Tories should join us in the real world says Alexander

Press Release   •   Feb 15, 2010 11:17 GMT

“The Tories seem to think that half our teenagers are pregnant, our cities are like The Wire and that people will get married for a few extra quid," said Nick Clegg’s Chief of Staff.

Commenting on the Tories’ mistaken claim that 54% of teenagers in deprived areas fall pregnant before their 18th birthday, Danny Alexander said:

“The Tories seem to think that half our teenagers are pregnant, our cities are like The Wire and that people will get married for a few extra quid.

“If they really believe Britain is like this, it’s remarkable that Conservative MPs can pluck up the courage to leave their houses.

“They should lower their drawbridges, spend less time tending their moats and duck houses, and join the rest of us in the real world.”