"There's a danger of having any government of any composition led by a party which doesn't have a proper mandate across the country try to push through really difficult decisions. I think a lot of people will react badly to that."
So said Nick Clegg on Sky News, back in April 2010, as he warned people of the consequences of not voting Lib Dem.
He also argued that there was "a really serious risk" of rioting in the streets should the Tories "slash and burn public services with a thin mandate".
At last - Nick Clegg keeps a pre-election pledge.
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