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Nick Clegg criticises Jeremy Paxman for 'sneering at politics'

Nick Clegg has criticised BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman for his "sneering" attitude to politics.

During his regular LBC radio phone-in, the deputy prime minister said the Newsnight host treated all politicians as "rogues and charlatans" .

He made the comments after Mr Paxman revealed he did not vote at a recent election because he had found the parties "unappetising."

He said later that he regretted not casting a ballot.

The Liberal Democrat leader Mr Clegg said: "He lives off politics and he spends all his time sneering at politics."

Video clip courtesy of LBC Radio

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