By lunchtime, it was the third-biggest trending topic (that’s a measure of interest) on around the world; as I write, dozens more with the hashtag are appearing every minute. Here are just a few:

“Just had a giant chocolate eclair with cream. All #nickcleggsfault”
“We’ve run out of houmous #NickCleggsfault”
“Pompey not being allowed to play in Europe. #nickcleggsfault”
“Got rid of the wasp and a new wasp has arrived. #nickcleggsfault”
“I got my debit card stolen #nickcleggsfault”