IT is anything but his usual balls up.
Nick Clegg, 47, used a classic Spanish phrase when he got onto the subject of feminism, thanks to his Spanish wife.
Talking in support of a new feminist campaign in London, he said: “As a wiser person than me once said: ‘Men who actually treat women as equals are the ones with more cojones’,” he said.
Posing in a feminist-themed t-shirt, designed by the Fawcett Society, the Lib Dem leader – dubbed ‘El Clegg’ by the Olive Press – admitted his wife had had a big influence on his belief in equality.
The deputy prime minister has three children with Valladolid-born wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, 46, who earns €640,000 a year as a lawyer in London.
Clegg meanwhile was not the only one showing off his ‘cojones’, as Labour leader Ed Miliband also squeezed into a ‘This is what a feminist looks like’ t-shirt for Elle magazine’s December feminist issue.
Controversially, Prime Minister David Cameron repeatedly refused to wear the t-shirt.