Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was "made aware of concerns and unease around Lord Rennard" more than three years ago, Sky sources say.Several women have accused the party's former chief executive of inappropriately touching and propositioning...Show More Summary
Statement from Nick Clegg: The allegations made on Channel 4 concerning Lord Rennard last Thursday were extremely serious and distressing to the women involved. It is critical they are investigated… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg statement on Lord Rennard appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
‘What did he know and when did he know it’ is one of the staples of modern journalism and it is the question Nick Clegg is struggling to answer over… Continue reading The post The Liberal Democrats are going to have to do more to deal with the Rennard allegations appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nick Clegg knew more than four years ago that a top Liberal Democrat official had been accused of molesting women, a bombshell email claims.The Deputy Prime Minister has always denied knowing about the allegations – that former party...Show More Summary
Touch-feely Lib Dems need to check their procedures whether Rennard did anything ‘inappropriate' or not Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 11:26 ON Fri 22 Feb 2013 NICK CLEGG, the Liberal Democrat leader, is under pressure to return toShow More Summary
The good news for Nick Clegg—and the bad news for David Cameron—is that the Liberal Democrats are racing certainties to hold Eastleigh in the by-election next Thursday. As I say… Continue reading The post Eastleigh shows how difficult the 2015 Tory/Lib Dem fight will be appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I was struck by what Nick Clegg had to say about the mystery immigration figures on LBC yesterday. 'We've seen estimates', he said, but nothing scientific. By estimates, his spokesman suggested later, he meant numbers such as those produced by Migration Watch 'which he does not think are robust'. Boris Johnson jumped on the Deputy [...]
Deputy PM defends tax and tells owner of £5m house it's unfair he should make 'pure profit' on rising value One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 14:17 ON Wed 20 Feb 2013 NICK CLEGG told a caller to his radio show today that he should consider...Show More Summary
Only one in three people in Britain think the country should stay in the European Union, a new poll revealed today.An anti-Brussels attitude appears to be sweeping across the UK despite David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all claiming...Show More Summary
Workers who diligently save into a pension are under attack from ‘corrosive’ plans sneaked out by the Liberal Democrats, experts warned.Nick Clegg’s party is calling for the total amount that can be saved into a pension pot without incurring...Show More Summary
On a day that our Deputy Prime minister Nick Clegg has talked about rebalancing the North South economic divide my friend and fellow blogger Michael Anderson has very kindly posted a joint article about the Wall. Mike Anderson's Ancient History Blog looks at the ancient world in terms of what the past teaches us about the present. Show More Summary
Today’s Financial Times paints a poor picture for pro-Europeans: half of those polled want to leave the EU and just a third want to remain in. Plus, 41 per cent of those… Continue reading The post Will Nick Clegg take advantage of Britain’s growing EU and immigration anxiety? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Even by Nick Clegg's standards, it seemed a bold pledge. "We will make sure," wrote the deputy prime minister, "no-one is forced to sell their home to pay for care in their lifetime and no-one sees their life savings disappear just because...Show More Summary
Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions is rarely an uplifting experience: more like watching some hapless chap stuck in a room full of his ex-girlfriends, all pointing angrily at him, like the… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg: I spent months making the case for an EU budget cut appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
It took a while for Nick Clegg to confirm that he would stay with his party to 2015, but today his colleague Ed Davey did him a favour (or perhaps… Continue reading The post Ed Davey sounds more enthusiastic about Nick Clegg than Nick Clegg himself appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has given a speech at the Institute for Government on tax and fairness. In the speech he revived the notion of a “mansion tax” but conceded the Liberal Democrats would be willing to abandon their support for the proposal if council tax was raised on the country’s most [...]
For David Jones's political opponents, it's the gift that keeps on giving. Today, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, intervened in typically mischievous style with a call to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's radio phone-in. He mayShow More Summary
Nick Clegg gets a call from ‘Boris in Islington’ on an LBC phone-in, about chauffeur driven cars. See the Mayor in person at the next People’s Question Time in Catford, 7 March. Serco has been told to pull its finger out over the distribution...Show More Summary
Mayor demands to know when ministers are going to stop using 'posh limos' to get round London One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 13:56 ON Thu 7 Feb 2013 BORIS JOHNSON has ruffled the feathers of the coalition government by hijacking deputy...Show More Summary
Nick Clegg's family background — part Dutch, part Russianm, married to a Spaniard — has sometimes invited unfavourable European comparisons. Still, I can't help think that his generalship over the Eastleigh by-election has echoes of Napoleon and Hitler. Now, before anyone gets excited about that, let me explain: I'm talking about speed. Both of Europe's [...]