We were given a little biology lesson on Today this morning. Laura Kuenssberg told us all about a clegg (pictured above):
The male clegg drinks nectar, and sucks blood.
It's is an old word for a gadfly - an insect which hops from one thing to another, irritating livestock and rarely settling in one place.
Nick Clegg, its namesake, will hope there is more political sweetness than bleeding ahead.I am sure that irritating livestock such as Brown and Cameron will come easily to Nick.