NICK Clegg was accused of intolerance last night after he withdrew comments, published "in error", in which he branded opponents of gay marriage bigots.
NICK Clegg was accused of intolerance last night after he withdrew comments, published \"in error\", in which he branded opponents of gay marriage bigots.
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MICHAEL SETTLE UK POLITICAL EDITOR
The Deputy Prime Minister was hosting a reception to celebrate the Government's historic consultation on equal marriage, which was attended by celebrity campaigners, religious figures, activists, charities and politicians.
In a press release ahead of the event, the Liberal Democrat leader was due to say: "Continued trouble in the economy gives the bigots a stick to beat us with as they demand we 'postpone' the equalities agenda in order to deal with 'the things people really care about'. As if pursuing greater equality and fixing the economy simply cannot happen at once.
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