You've got to love a country that so loves its puns. Nick Clegg addressing the World Snooker (Pool) Championships:

"You're here for snooker, you are not here for politics, so I was trying to work out how I could mix the two. I was thinking what can I say? Brown being snookered, the reds are going down the hole - and then I realised the blue is worth more than the yellow so I thought I would stop."

Yes, please. Then he visits a clock factory where his accompanying hack tweets:

"Will they give him a big hand?"

Yep: Noel Coward they ain't.

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