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Clegg calls for Speaker to quit

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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has called for the resignation of Commons Speaker Michael Martin, accusing him of being "a dogged defender of the way things are".

Speaking on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Clegg said the Commons Speaker had been "dragging his feet on transparency".

Mr Clegg has broken convention by criticising the speaker.

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