Let's look at the hideous slur Mr "Adolf" Clegg has inflicted upon our proud, nay, magnificent nation - this seems to be the killer paragraph
"All nations have a cross to bear, and none more so than Germany with its memories of Nazism. But the British cross is more insidious still. A misplaced sense of superiority, sustained by delusions of grandeur and a tenacious obsession with the last war, is much harder to shake off. ... We need to be put back in our place."
Let me set aside for a moment the fact that I think he's right.
Is he really saying, as the Daily Mail seems to, that Great Britain is now as bad or worse than the Nazis? I don't think so.
First he says that the Germans have a cross to bear regarding Nazism - they suffer shame and have to accept abuse without question for a 60 year old political horror.
Secondly he says that Britain is arrogant and obsessed with the last war and has an undeserved belief in her own superiority.
Thirdly he implies that it is worse to be arrogant and boorish than it is to be ashamed and meek.
This is the crucial point.
He is NOT saying that Britain in 2002 is worse than Nazi Germany in 1939. Not under any circumstances.
What he is saying is that British Arrogance post war is a worse and "more insidious" thing than German shame post war.
Hope that helps clear things up.