Nick Clegg: "I'm not acting PM"

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be the public face of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition for the next two weeks, while David Cameron is on holiday in Cornwall.

The prime minister remains in overall control, but during his time in the spotlight, Mr Clegg will argue for key elements of the Lib Dem agenda.

Speaking at an event organised by MSN in central London, Mr Clegg said: "I'm not acting prime minister... The prime minister is now taking a well-deserved break. It's a quite straightforward situation."

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