Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister for the Coalition government, has sensationally refused to give his children any Christmas presents this year despite promises being made for lots of presents in April.
Nick Clegg also revealed that he never had any intention of giving his children Christmas presents and made the promise so they would behave themselves and vote for him for the Daddies Sauce Dad of the Year award previously won by John Terry.
Nick Clegg has faced criticism following this revelation. But has insisted that this change of heart had nothing to do with gathering votes for the Dad of the Year award in May and was instead due to the fact that the demands of his children for presents were too high.
Defending his actions, Nick Clegg claimed, "The price of Christmas presents have gone up significantly under the previous Labour government. In 1996 I could get away with a Buzz Lightyear toy, but now I have to buy the Kinect for the X-Box. In April I was not made aware of the price of the Kinect for the X-Box, but now I am it is something that I can simply not afford."
Nick Clegg has been threatened with angry opposition from his children who have protested against the lack of Christmas presents by refusing to do their homework or eat their vegetables.
In an effort to calm down the children, Clegg's wife stepped in and informed them that Father Christmas will be able to provide them with plenty of presents to make up for her husband.
However, Uncle David Cameron later told the children that the annual visit of Father Christmas to millions of homes in Britain had been axed as part of the budget cuts.