If there's one thing troubled Nick Clegg has learnt from his days as deputy PM it's that honesty may be the best policy, but it's not always the best idea.

So after reports that Clegg will plead with Liberal Democrats to hold their nerve and accept "vitriol and abuse" here's 47 pictures of the Lib Dem leader looking like he's trying to express the world of pain his supporters face - through the powerful medium of hand gestures.

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