Nick hopes that his heartfelt new single will make things good again with voters.

For the full story on how our viral video hit the pop charts click here

By Alex Ross and James Herring

Previously > The Leveson Enquiry: The Musical

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73 Responses

  • Barry Dixon


    September 20, 2012 at 8:42 am
  • dave

    Not Very Good – rushed out to be the first?

    September 20, 2012 at 8:55 am
  • Matt

    Made my day! Best 2 minutes of wasted time this week…

    September 20, 2012 at 10:04 am
  • Jason Kelley

    One of the best media edits I have ever seen.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:08 am
  • rob

    If we can get people with the wherewithal to produce this why do we have to put up with such abject politicians?

    September 20, 2012 at 10:20 am
  • Josh Harris

    Got time for this video.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:32 am
  • David Alterman

    If Nick Clegg released this Lib Dem ratings would go through the roof. Best party political broadcast I have ever seen

    September 20, 2012 at 10:46 am
  • Common Sense

    Uncanny – HAL 9000, the super computer from Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey sounds just like Nick Clegg grovelling to Dave Cameron

    September 20, 2012 at 11:44 am
  • Jimm

    Dear Alex & James,

    Please, please, please could you fix it for me to see this track released for download in the hopes it could become #1 in the UK charts, if nothing else than just to stick a satirical finger up at Clegg and his pitiful attempt to apologise for making the promise in the first place, instead of apologising for breaking it.

    Make it a charity single to fund students entering HE and it’ll definitely be a hit!

    Many Thanks,
    Jimm, 29 (wouldn’t have a degree if I’d had to pay as much as it costs now).

    September 20, 2012 at 11:59 am
  • Ivor Double

    Absolutely brilliant!

    September 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm
  • Mike Hills

    An amazing video can’t help but share it… Wll done to the creator

    September 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm
  • Sue Marsh

    Brilliant! I agree with Jimm

    September 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm
  • David Jones

    It’s a Rage Against The Machine moment…. it MUST go to No.1!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm
  • Bob Hadley

    Oh yes! “Win it (our trust) back” …. how?

    September 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm
  • The Uni Mum

    Well done guys, brilliant :) There is something really sweet about politically dead politicians

    September 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm
  • Gregg

    Can any money raised if theres a cost for it, go to paying for fees??

    September 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm
  • Keith Parry

    Great mickey take….. well done.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm
  • UK Web Designer

    Brilliant – just heard this on Radio 2 Jeremy Vine – How the heck you did this so fast !! – Gosh modern tech eh !!

    September 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm
  • Brian Campbell

    inspired! lets get it to number one pop pickers

    September 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm
  • John Robertson

    ‘Brilliant’ Everything has a price live with it Nick.

    September 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm
  • Iggy

    Fantastic. Love the Autotune. Disagree with poster that said it was rushed, it is brilliant. Make it available on iTunes, it’s a great little tune and good laugh.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm
  • Anonymous


    September 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm
  • Tatty Divine

    Ring Tone till the end of the Coalition. I have never loved anything so much.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm
  • Denis Hatcher.

    As Elton once sang sorry seems to be the hardest word its pitiful that these people in power only say sorry when they are found out or in Cleggs case wants something…………..A great p..s take enjoyed it.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm
  • Moggz

    Just need Cameron to sing “I quit” :) :) Happy days

    September 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm
  • David Pickles

    Amazing! Pure Genius! Has to be released as a single (Simon Cowell or Richard Branson – are you listening?). The proceeds could all go to UK charities starved of income thanks to the incompetence of the coalition. Fantastic. Can’t get the tune out of my head.

    September 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm
  • bumper

    funnily enough, i dont agree with nick, TREMENDOUS!

    September 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm
  • kikine

    After having a crap day this made me belly laugh. Brilliant! Let this just be a beginning as to how foolish our politicians really are

    September 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm
  • meee

    I agree with Moggz – The only thing that would make this certain number one better would be a backing track from cameron!!

    September 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm
  • Patrick

    I didn’t know Nick Clegg was so talented. He’ll be sadly missed when he moves on to Brussells. Bless him.

    September 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm
  • David Wainwright

    Laugh-out-loud funny!

    September 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm
  • 1969 Skinhead

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has allowed a spoof music video of him to be released as a single on condition the profits go to charity. ……..Fair play Nick ,now its up to us all to get it to number1 and generate much needed funds for charity

    September 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  • What rain?

    Simply put, this is great! I will be having the chorus as my ringtone!

    September 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm
  • invalid password

    Loved it. Will be singing it all night.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm
  • This is the N

    Absolutely pathetic, not remixed in a funny way at all, millions of better remixes of similar things out there that took longer than 5 seconds to make unlike this. Utter rubbish.

    September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm
  • Chris Elliott

    Just goes to show – if you have half a mind to go into politics , then the LibDems are the party for you!

    September 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm
  • Parapensioner

    As all politicians are liars by profession, I wouldn’t set any great store by Nick’s ‘apology’. However I’ll give him one star for being a good sport, and allowing proceeds of this excellent piss-take go to a good cause!

    September 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm
  • keith

    well done. all politicians deserve the piss taken out of them for their wrong doings. if it was anyone else in any other profession making a gross mistake, im pretty damned sure they would have got the sack. once again well done pmsl

    September 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm
  • Stewart Denny

    Nick Clegg is such a tit !!

    September 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm
  • Pat Jourdan

    At last! People like this (Alex) make life worth living.Top of the hit parade and the students’ disco favourite …and the end of politicians betraying their manifestos.
    Manifesto=a public declaration policy and aims.

    September 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm
  • Nigel T. Brown

    Just………..Brilliant Timing must have an imaginative team around in their PR Machine……keep it up guys….people might start to believe you found your roots again

    September 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm
  • Nick Clegg

    I didnt expect my apology to be made into a music video, but i like it so much, im considering a career in the music business…. ive had my bottom smacked by David and he wants me out now….. i rang Ed and asked if i could jump ship and join him…. he told me i had no father and hung up…. oh well….now where`s my bottle of white lightning ….

    September 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm
  • Jodie&Tony

    Me and my dad couldnt stop laughing at this its so funny (im sorry im sorry im so so sorry)love that bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm
  • monica

    Very funny !

    September 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm
  • Pricey

    I’m pleasantly surprised this is more light hearted mockery than just the slander I was expecting when someone linked it from facebook, and if anything it’s going to do the Lib Dems good.

    Having said that, looking at the comments is depressing. In particular:

    “Jimm, 29 (wouldn’t have a degree if I’d had to pay as much as it costs now).”

    Well, Jimm, if you went to the bother of reading about the tuition fee changes before you went spouting off on this website then perhaps you’d realise that nothing about this change affects people’s ability to afford to go to uni, and actually improves the lot of the people who are worst off coming out of uni.

    Oh well, it seems most of the population is like Mr Jimm (didn’t deserve a degree anyway).

    *sigh* Politicians make an unusual change that helps everyone who needs it and they get slammed for it. They make an open apology (infinitely more unusual) and they get slammed for that as well.

    September 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm
  • Richard

    This has made my day. I am in tears of laughter. Congratulations to the editors. They have restored my faith in humanity restored.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm
  • Colin

    Sorry Pricey, but if you don’t realise that the prospect of well over twenty thousand pounds of debt would deter those who currently have very little from going into higher education then it shows you know very little about the “worst off”. It’s very easy for those from a comfortable background to talk about how long you have to pay off such debts and the low interest rates, but for someone coming from a background where nobody they know earns anything like the average wage, this is a big committment to take on. I come from a very poor family, got totally free university education, and a grant, and now earn a good wage, and am very happy to be paying some of my good luck back in higher rate tax, but if I had had to choose this level of debt up front, back when I was poor, I don’t know if I could have done it. I just don’t think it’s right, fees should be free for your first degree. His promise was the correct bit, it’s breaking it that was wrong!

    September 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm
  • Dedwood85


    You’ve just implicitly said most of the population doesn’t deserve a degree if they don’t agree with tuition fees. Everyone who works hard enough to pass DESERVES a degree whether they agree with fee increases or not.

    Try not to be such a fucking twat on your next comment.

    September 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm
  • G Hancox

    Great video that takes micky out of that dreadful Clegg and his completely insincere “apology”. The man is a compulsive liar and would never vote fibdem again

    September 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm
  • G Hancox

    Great video that takes micky out of that dreadful Clegg and his completely insincere “apology”. It will take an awful lot more than this fake apology and funny video to “make things right with voters again”. The man is a compulsive liar and would never vote fibdem again

    September 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm
  • Daniel

    All the Uni students are so angry and vocal about Nick Clegg’s apparent betrayal.

    Frankly, his Uni fees promise was indeed unrealistic and a mistake, but he seems a more honest and trust worthy than the other leaders (including the one I voted for). Anyone remember the ‘Protect the NHS, no restructuring’ promise? What about the Afghan and Iraq wars?

    Uni Lib Dem supporters need to learn to forgive their leader and accept that a mistake was made. You should stop punishing your own party. There would have been fee rises no matter which side Lib Dems picked, and the country would have suffered if they didn’t pick a side at all.

    If Nick Clegg is still running the Lib Dem show by the time we get to the next elections, I may (after reading the manifesto of course) even vote for his party myself because he’s clearly got what it takes to make the decisions that the country needs rather than the decision which best suites his parties own popularity.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:04 am
  • Nick

    Tuition fees was the issue I used to be able to stomach a tactical vote. Now there is no party that supports my views any more than the others. Democracy #fail

    September 21, 2012 at 7:16 am
  • Exasperated Me

    He doesn’t need to apologize to 99% of the population because they didn’t chuffing vote for him!!

    September 21, 2012 at 7:21 am
  • Liesel

    Well I’m sorry too but I will never vote Lib Dem ever again. The Tories?? now merging with Labour I could have stomached but not the Tories, no no no no. So I’m sorry, never again!

    I’d like a brand new party to vote for please, with a brand new way of running the country, before a revolution starts. Because at the moment all the choices are pretty poor. I’m voting Green from here on.

    September 21, 2012 at 7:54 am
  • Jodie&Tony

    yh really liked it it was wayy funny i added it to my favs lol!!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 8:17 am
  • Pan

    Why do idiots keep expecting a party that makes up 7% off government to be in a position to fulfill 100% of its manifesto.

    Plus some students are better off now, yes in England. Low earners will pay between begger all and nothing.

    September 21, 2012 at 9:42 am
  • jamie ruders

    Hilarious. If you’re into songs about the British need to constantly apologise, you’ll probably enjoy my song Sorry (For Being Alive)…

    September 21, 2012 at 10:10 am
  • Martyn

    For what is Cleggover sorry? He is sorry for making the promise in the first place. He doesn’t regret tuition fees skyrocketing, but making his own credibility lower than a snake’s belly. So really it’s not sorry for what they did but sorry they got caught. Hardly sorry, then.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:32 am
  • jackie

    this idiot should not be in any form of government nor his useless party, why oh why does he get to speak on anything he was NOT voted in and should not be in the government. Shame on the tories for giving him a voice at all.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:08 am
  • Chris Smith

    I am going to play this for the rest of eternity – every time I feel someone has wronged me and not apologised.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:32 am
  • Norman

    Brilliant stuff, making him look the wally he is.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm
  • John H

    Lampooning politicians is a great British traditon, especially when they act like prats. Great stuff.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm
  • lincs

    What a plonker

    September 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm
  • Jodie

    Every Time i feel down i just play this i find it so funny i showed my granny,auntie,mum,dad,sister,brother they all laughed out loud LOL!!!!!!!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  • Alex Race

    So, so, so, so funny. Brilliant job guys, you’ve made my day with this.

    September 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm
  • Rob Allport

    Nick Clegg, aka a total tool. In answer to his last question, he never had mine or anyone’s trust in the first place. Going to save this video on my desktop to cheer me up when when I stressed. GReat job with the video too.

    September 22, 2012 at 10:25 am
  • syd

    Students should have to vote in the area they came from. In Loughborough we lost the best MP i can remember that covers 50 years

    September 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm
  • Paul

    For all those who keep banging on about how dreadful we are for not sticking to our pledge…well we had two option…vote the rise down and feel all warm and cosy for doing so and keeping Labours system..OR..we find a way of making the payments cheaper…not only for the new intake in 2012 but ALSO existing students>

    The new system ha a threshold of £21k…linked to CPI…so every year from 2017 the threshold goes up…which for those not wanting to work it out looks like this.

    If a student earns £23k and 10 years later is earning £36K, how much will they pay a year based on a 2% CPI…Answer £980..that’s £910 less than if we had kept our promise and ended up sticking with labours threshold>

    Also if you haven’t noticed the £15k threshold has now gone up to around £15750…because its NOW linked to RPI raising it year on year till April 2015

    So you decide…new cheaper repayments…or a kept promise…life is a bitch but in the end you have to play with the cards dealt…we did .

    September 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm
  • zotty

    Horrible man nice song.

    September 23, 2012 at 10:52 am
  • Ken

    If you r so sorry we r do sorry that u don’t get our vote again

    October 1, 2012 at 11:44 pm
  • jodie&kaytlin

    we thought thiswas really funny but also silly at the sme time

    October 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm