26/09/2012 07:09 BST | Updated 26/11/2012 05:12 GMT

Nick Clegg Uses The Medium Of Hand Gestures To Show Lib Dem Voters How Much Abuse They Will Get (PHOTOS)

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.