ED Milliband has revealed striking a coalition deal with the Liberal Democrats, after the next general election, would be “difficult” if Nick Clegg is still leader.
Mr Clegg has admitted that he would be “open” to a partnership with Labour in the event of a hung parliament.
• Ed Miliband has said that a coalition deal with Lib Dems would be “difficult” with Nick Clegg as leader
• Miliband calls Lib Dem leader a Tory “accomplice”
But Mr Miliband poured cold water on the idea by suggesting Mr Clegg was an an “accomplice” of the Conservatives.
“Clegg’s biggest problem is that he will say he is a brake on the Tories, but he is an accomplice,” he said.
“He chose not to kill the Health and Social Care Bill - a really bad bill doing damage to the NHS - and to pursue House of Lords reform.”
Asked if he could work with the Liberal Democrat leader, Mr Miliband replied: “I would find it difficult to work with him.”