Nick Clegg's scathing attack on inequality of opportunity was branded ‘total hypocrisy’ last night.As he unveiled a drive to improve social mobility, it emerged his millionaire father had secured him the internship that launched his career and a titled family friend helped get him his first proper job.
The LibDem leader was also forced to make a humiliating apology for employing unpaid interns in his own office, while criticising the practice in public.
There was further embarrassment for Mr Clegg as it emerged that the LibDems may not even have paid expenses to some young people.
The party hurriedly brought in new guidelines yesterday to ‘put our own house in order’.
This summer we'll be offering internships lasting three months in a wide range of areas, including community fundraising, events, marketing, communications and healthcare. Whatever team you join, you'll make a big difference to Macmillan and to the lives of people affected by cancer.
We'll be recruiting for summer interns between mid-April and mid-May - pop back from 11 April for more information. Unfortunately we are unable to accept CVs, covering letters or applications for summer internships, until 11 April.