VIDEO: Dummy Clegg is ‘beheaded’ in Sheffield

Nick Clegg was ‘beheaded’ in Sheffield – or at least a pinata of him full of ‘sweets and broken promises’ was.

Political comedian Mark Thomas performed a ‘minor act of dissent’ next to Sheffield Town Hall as part of an exhibition being held at the Millennium Galleries, from May 21 to 28.

Pinata Nick Clegg in the Peace garden

Pinata Nick Clegg in the Peace garden

The show, entitled The Art Of Dissent, will showcase the 100 acts Thomas has attempted across the country.

For one of the final acts the comedian set up a pinata of the Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP for crowds to ‘behead’.

He said: “Back in 2010, Mr Clegg made an election broadcast in the Peace Gardens saying ‘no more broken promises’. He’s got plenty of them, so we filled the pinata full of sweets and broken promises. We had people come down and smashed the pinata up.”

A spokesman for Mr Clegg said: “The truth is that, despite being the smallest party in a Coalition Government, the vast majority of the Liberal Democrat manifesto has been delivered. Whether it be tax cuts for low and middle income earners, delivering millions in extra funding for our local schools or securing decent state pension increases for our older people.

“Our economy is finally starting to recover and the latest figures show Sheffield now has more people with a job than ever before. None of these things would have happened without the Lib Dems in Government.”