Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, last night admitted he had paid for private healthcare partly because of his frustration at NHS waiting times.
Clegg, who said he had occasionally “coughed up” so one of his sons could see medical specialists quickly, becomes the first political leader to break the Westminster taboo about going private.
“I understand the sensitivity but I feel fervently that I am a dad before I am a politician,” said the Lib Dem leader in an interview with The Sunday Times.
Give the guy props for doing the right thing for his son. His good motives are pretty similar to the motives of millions of Americans who worry Obama Care will result in crappy coverage for their own families.