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Coffee Shots (boozy edition): Nick and Vince’s lock-in

After a tricky few weeks, Nick Clegg and Vince Cable have decided to thrash things out over a pint of ale. At 11am. The pair are hanging out in a… Continue reading The post Coffee Shots (boozy edition): Nick and Vince’s lock-in appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 30 May 2014

CLEGG TOLD TO SACK VINCE CABLE Nick Clegg is coming under pressure to sack Vince Cable, says the Daily Telegraph. Cable should be stripped of his role as business secretary over his connection to a plot to undermine the party leader, say Lib Dem colleagues. Show More Summary

Nick Clegg hangs on

LAUNCHING a coup is hard. But the plot hatched by Lord Oakeshott, a Liberal Democrat peer, to topple Nick Clegg this week was about as bad and ultimately self-defeating as could be imagined. Lord Oakeshott, a big fish in the Lib Dem puddle, was well known to despise his party leader. Show More Summary

Cameron Drops Plan To Legislate Overseas Aid Minimum

British Prime Minister David Cameron appears to have ditched the government’s controversial pledge to make spending 0.7 percent of GDP a legal requirement. Nick Clegg revealed that the promise, which had proved unpopular with many Conservatives will not appear in the Queen’s speech next Wednesday. Show More Summary

Plot to oust Clegg: Vince Cable still insists: 'I am not a traitor'

Credits: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Alt Text: Nick Clegg Nick Clegg says he's satisfied Business Secretary did not betray him. But why did Cable not tip him off? Column The Mole Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:33am Nick Clegg went on BBC...Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 29 May 2014

VINCE CABLE ‘TRYING TO TAKE THE REINS’ Vince Cable has been accused of a leadership bid after he was linked to a “shambolic coup” to oust Nick Clegg. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, a leading party figure has accused Cable of trying to “take the reins” of the party, adding that Cable has “leadership ambitions”. Show More Summary

It looks like mentioning Ed’s name is no longer a drag for Labour

  As part of their polling for The Times, YouGov asked “Imagine that at the next election the party leaders remained David Cameron for the Conservatives, Ed Miliband for Labour and Nick Clegg for the Liberal Democrats. How would you vote?” Normally they ask “If there were a general election tomorrow, which party would you […]

Nick Clegg is safe, but his party will continue to glower a while longer

Nick Clegg is safer now than he was this morning. Lord Oakeshott’s outing as the source of these ICM seat polls and his resignation from the party has put the… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg is safe, but his party will continue to glower a while longer appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Vince Cable has to go. Not for plotting, but for plotting incompetently

Vince Cable has done it again. His main ally, Lord Oakeshott, has just resigned after admitting he was the one who commissioned a poll showing Nick Clegg would lose his Sheffield Hallam seat. It’s not clear whether Oakeshott admitted leaking it to the Guardian, but as a parting gift he has released another poll showing [...]

Lib Dem Lord Oakeshott Resigns Over Bungled Leadership Coup

A close friend and ally of would-be Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has resigned from the Liberal Democrats after he was accused of getting involved with a coup to remove the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Lord Oakeshott had commissioned...Show More Summary

Lord Oakeshott quits Lib Dems and warns of election disaster

Credits: Rob Stothard/Getty Images Alt Text: Nick Clegg Lib Dem peer quits saying that Clegg must be replaced as party leader One-Minute Read Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 1:59pm Liberal Democrat peer Lord Oakeshott is to quit the partyShow More Summary

Will Oakeshott’s demise kill off Lib Dem revolt?

Nick Clegg said this morning that ‘appropriate steps’ will be taken to deal with Lord Oakeshott after the peer was outed as the ‘Lib Dem supporter’ who had commissioned uncomfortable… Continue reading The post Will Oakeshott’s demise kill off Lib Dem revolt? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Lib Dem voters sticking with Nick Clegg according to new YouGov-Times poll

After several days of pressure on Nick Clegg new YouGov polling for the Times suggests that most current party supporters want him to remain as leader. Even amongst those who voted for the party in 2010 he has a lead. The point, of course, is that those still supporting the party are likely to be […]

Martin Callanan for UK Commissioner?

Commissioner Callanan? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ? The most high profile UK casualty of last week’s European Elections, other than Nick Clegg obviously, was Martin Callanan, the leader of the Conservatives’ European Conservative and Reformist Group (ECR) in the European Parliament. Show More Summary

Who is behind the campaign to oust Nick Clegg?

Lord Oakeshott has gone under the radar, as speculation mounts about his involvement in a bid to oust party leader Nick Clegg. Many believe he is responsible for commissioning a… Continue reading The post Who is behind the campaign to oust Nick Clegg? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Briefing: what you need to know about that leaked Lib Dem poll

Will Nick Clegg hold onto his Sheffield Hallam seat next year? No, according to internal Lib Dem polling which has been leaked to the Guardian. ICM have now released the… Continue reading The post Briefing: what you need to know about that leaked Lib Dem poll appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What will become of Nick Clegg?

Oh no, I'm starting to feel sorry for Nick Clegg. When the Deputy Prime Minister finally emerged to give a television interview yesterday he looked as though he had just woken up after trying, and failing, to sleep off the effects of a 14 hour drinking session with Nigel Farage. Red eyed, with a ghostly [...]

Help for 16 and 17 year olds to find work

Nick Clegg has announced today that for the first time ever, 16 and 17 year olds in the UK will be able to get help from their local jobcentre. Young people will get support uniquely tailored to them from specially trained coaches who will help them to find work and training. Thanks to Liberal Democrats […]

Polling council investigates anonymous Lib Dem seats survey

Who is the mysterious ‘Lib Dem supporter’ behind the ICM poll showing that the Lib Dems would fare very badly next year if Nick Clegg remains leader? ICM have published… Continue reading The post Polling council investigates anonymous Lib Dem seats survey appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Deputy Prime Minister May Lose His Seat At Next Election

A leaked ICM opinion poll has suggested that the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg may lose his seat at the next election. The poll suggested that Mr Clegg may be defeated in his Sheffield Hallam constituency, according to Sky News. The poll suggests that the Liberal Democrats may lose Mr Clegg and three other MPs in Cambridge, Redcar and Wells. Show More Summary

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