20/11/2014 12:08 GMT | Updated 20/11/2014 12:59 GMT

Nick Clegg Asks Twitter For Questions On Childcare. Twitter Delivers Scathing Response.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg addresses The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual conference on November 10, 2014 in London, England. The CBI is the leading lobby group for businesses in the United Kingdom (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

MPs are used to receiving scathing retorts when they post anything earnest - or sometimes anything at all - on Twitter.

So when Nick Clegg sent a call-out for questions about family and parenting, he must have been prepared for some less than helpful responses. And he got some.

Luckily, there were plenty of serious responses as well, and the Deputy Prime Minister set about answering them.

Although some people, it seems, will never be impressed: