Brown subjects Clegg to telephone 'rant'

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London, May 8 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reportedly got angry and launched a "diatribe" and a "rant" at Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg during a telephone call over suggestion that he should step down from his post.

The BBC reported the confrontation based on remarks by a "very senior Liberal Democrat source who is involved in the negotiations with the Conservatives".

The source told the BBC's Jon Sopel that during the leaders' conversation last night, the tone went "downhill" at the mention of resignation.

Labour Party leader Brown's approach was threatening towards Clegg.

Clegg was said to have came off the phone assured that it would be impossible to work with Brown because of his attitude towards working with other people, The Telegraph reports.

The Prime Minister's office has denied the report of Brown's aggression, describing the chat as constructive.

In contrast, the Lib Dem source said discussions between Clegg and David Cameron, the Conservative leader, had been warm

In an official statement the Lib Dems denied there had been a row, insisting: "Any suggestion that it was in any way angry or hostile would be wrong. It was perfectly amicable and both men ust set out what they said in their public statements." (ANI)

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