Is there no end to the stupidity of Clegg.
Mr Clegg told the BBC One Andrew Marr programme, that handouts to the elderly should therefore not automatically be exempt.
Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Clegg said
'I think the fact we are asking people on low incomes to pay through their taxes to basically pay the fuel bills of people who don't need to heat their homes because they are living in sunny parts of Europe and maybe didn't even work here, I think that lifts the lid on a wider problem in our welfare system,'
'Yes, we need welfare reform. We have already made, with my full support, significant savings to welfare. What legg fails to realise is firstly he is in office through a glitch. Secondly he is getting into dangerous ground when taking on pensioners. They are now the largest voting block, and shouldn't be messed with.
His one saving grace is that he knows that British ex patriates have no voting rights, and so he can walk all over them, but remember they have relatives still in the UK.
He further said that handouts to the elderly should therefore not automatically be exempt from cuts
'But if you're going to make further welfare savings, which I am prepared to look at, then you've got to start at the top, you've got to start with welfare for the wealthy, benefits paid to the rich and the retired.'
The Labour Party announced earlier this month it would strip the wealthiest pensioners of the winter fuel allowance if it wins the 2015 General Election.
And speaking last weekend, shadow chancellor Ed Balls said he planned to include pension spending inside Labour's proposal for a welfare cap - adding later that the party was committed to the coalition's 'triple lock' pension increase reforms.
Clegg added: 'We need to have a debate about welfare for the wealthy. That is being blocked at the moment because Conservatives don't want to have that debate.
He said that the Coalition should consider cutting the winter fuel allowance for ex-pats. Would he also consider cutting the income tax that most of the ex patriates living in Europe still pay to the British government. He should then go on to looking at the waste generated by a bloated parliament.
On his father's side of the family, Clegg is related to Kira von Engelhardt, daughter of a Russian baron of German, Polish, and Ukrainian origin, his Dutch mother,is Hermance van den Wall Bake.
What does he know about climate and temperatures in southern Europe apart from what he has been told by his Spanish wife.
The man is a total fool and should be out of parliament after the next election.