Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was out on the streets of Britain today launching the government's new range of Social Mobility scooters.
The scooters are designed to take people from less privileged backgrounds to universities and workplaces that would previously have been out of reach.
Each scooter has 17 indicators and carries a choice of two SatNavs: one giving directions to Oxford and Cambridge, or one giving the best route to the BBC and Houses Of Parliament.
Early trials show that it takes on average approximately 25 years - also known as 'a generation' - to get anywhere on them.
Clegg attacked those who say that, given his own background, he shouldn't be using the scooters. "I couldn't disagree more," he said. "If privileged people don't ride these things, we will never get anywhere. Now - thanks to the scooters - everyone can get everywhere!"
Is the PM now confusing Nick Clegg's words as his own in Google tax row? #coalicious
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|IsabelHardman Does Nick Clegg think tax avoidance is some massive Warhammer game? Either way, he's beating Cameron at the tax game http://t.co/khr0DpzEt6|
Pleased to hear that @nick_clegg has raised tax concerns with @google chief exec @ericschmidt . Everyone should pay their share. #fairtax
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|LibDems .@nick_clegg "My overall approach to tax is the obvious one. I put this directly to Eric Schmidt from Google" - http://t.co/OZLAyFiUhx|
.@nick_clegg challenged @google's @ericschmidt about corporate tax avoidance - the only party leader to do so http://t.co/VI3VyLmT81
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This is a very bold reforming government, and that is what we will be right up till polling day, says @nick_clegg http://t.co/TFnwi4jz1W
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|LibDems "This Government will not vacate the centre ground" @nick_clegg - http://t.co/DW2ZZANYQ3|
|thomasbrake Good article in .@libdemvoice from @nick_clegg about the #UK and #EU relationship with #Africa. http://t.co/mc57wFb2rS|
Cunning of Nick Clegg to steal Ed Miliband's thunder on the issue of Google and tax. Labour spindoctors will need a stiffener...
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Bravo to Nick Clegg for holding a solo press conference this morning - cant remember the last time David Cameron did
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|roxley So Nick Clegg decides what tax a company ought to pay. Forget the law, lets just go with the whim of polticians...#notplayingpoliticsatall|
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