A verb. To 'Clegg' (or 'clegg on')is to put a spin on something disagreeable; especially for the individual - no matter how much - but do so in defence; and especially in an earnest way. This verb is named after the Liberal Democrat politician, Nick Clegg, who has consistently defended Conservative policies within the Con-Lib-Dem coalition.
To clegg on the subject of drink driving: "No-one likes car crashes. But to imply that drinking somehow impairs one's ability to control a vehicle is just scare-mongering - and it's the sort of jittery overreaction that causes most accidents in the first place. The simple fact is that only by calming our minds with alcohol can we keep a steady hand on the tiller."