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Christmas message from the Deputy Prime Minister

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Nick Clegg: "I just wanted to take this opportunity to send my best wishes to everyone ahead of the Christmas break."

Christmas Message from the Deputy Prime Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister has recorded a message for Christmas.

Full transcript is below:

I just wanted to take this opportunity to send my best wishes to everyone ahead of the Christmas break.

If your household is anything like mine, it’s probably non-stop right now, lots of excitement, and last minute preparation - I think my three boys alone could have clogged up Santa’s letterbox.

As holidays go, it’s a pretty hectic time, but, when all the planning and preparation is done - when every card’s been sent, every present wrapped, every turkey cooked - I hope everybody gets a chance to sit back and relax, and just enjoy being around the people you love.

However you do Christmas - whether in a religious way, or not in a religious way; whether you have a big get-together, or it’s a smaller affair; whether you’re the host, or you get to be the guest - I think everyone agrees that it’s the people around us that make this such a special time of year.

So, whatever you’re doing, enjoy yourselves. Have a very Merry Christmas, and a fantastic New Year.