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    Nick Clegg Really, Really Likes Apple Crumble And Thick Custard

    This is not a drill.

    Nick Clegg has been tweeting about how he really likes "apple crumble and thick custard". For some reason.

    As we’re talking about food in schools, what was/is your favourite school meal? Mine was apple crumble and thick custard.

    Nick Clegg@nick_clegg

    As we’re talking about food in schools, what was/is your favourite school meal? Mine was apple crumble and thick custard.

    11:44 AM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The response was inevitable.

    @nick_clegg I had you down more as a spotted dick type

    Old Holborn@TurboHolborn

    @nick_clegg I had you down more as a spotted dick type

    11:49 AM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    My favourite was chicken dinosaurs/turkey twizzlers with potato smiley faces before Jamie Oliver ruined it. #cleggmeals @nick_clegg

    Mike Bird@Birdyword

    My favourite was chicken dinosaurs/turkey twizzlers with potato smiley faces before Jamie Oliver ruined it. #cleggmeals @nick_clegg

    11:50 AM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    '@nick_clegg Custard makes sense I guess, seeing as it's yellow and spineless.

    Prof. Bison Sexhorn@Brainmage

    '@nick_clegg Custard makes sense I guess, seeing as it's yellow and spineless.

    11:51 AM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But it turns out the Deputy Prime Minister is deadly serious about his love of apple crumble. Here's Nick Clegg enjoying a large portion with thick custard on a school visit last year.

    After the event Clegg even singled out the apple crumble for particular praise.

    Michael Gove – Clegg's arch enemy in government – has previously complained that the Lib Dems like to position themselves as the pro-apple pie side of the coalition.

    The dish regularly appears on the menu at dinners held in Nick Clegg's honour.

    And Clegg is protective about the dish. He once attacked the Conservatives for pretending to be the party of "apple pie" and "custard".

    The message from Liberal Democrat HQ is clear: "Like Apple Crumble? Vote Clegg."

    @nick_clegg @jimwaterson Good old pie and mushy fees.

    hrtbps@hrtbps

    @nick_clegg @jimwaterson Good old pie and mushy fees.

    12:00 PM - 17 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite