POLITICS

8 Times Nick Clegg Defended The Bedroom Tax, Before He Finally Opposed It

17/07/2014 12:16 BST | Updated 17/07/2014 13:59 BST

Nick Clegg has moved to distance the Lib Dems from the bedroom tax, in a major U-turn over the party's support for the unpopular welfare reform.

After an internal government review found that 60% of households hit by the tax were in arrears due to the cut in housing benefit, the Lib Dem leader told LBC radio that "when something isn't working in the way we hoped, we should fix it".

See also: Lib Dems Dramatic U-Turn On Bedroom Tax, Accused Of 'Unbelievable Hypocrisy'

Although Clegg now restyles himself as a bedroom tax critic, HuffPost UK brings you eight moments he would rather you forget from when he was a fervent supporter.

8 Times Nick Clegg Defended The Bedroom Tax