Read the full text of Nick Clegg's 2014 party conference speech: Before I say anything else, I’m sure I speak on behalf of all Liberal Democrats when I say that our hearts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Alan Henning and David Haines for their tragic loss. Show More Summary
Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrat Party Nick Clegg will today use his speech to the Liberal Democrat conference to lash out at anti-establishment figures such as UKIP's Nigel Farage and SNP former leader Alex Salmond, alongside attempting to re-establish the LibDems as Britain's protest party. Show More Summary
(Check against delivery) Before I say anything else, I’m sure I speak on behalf of all Liberal Democrats when I say that our hearts and condolences go out to the… Continue reading The post Full text: Nick Clegg speaking to the Lib Dem conference appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Credits: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Alt Text: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg The Lib Dems say they will introduce targets and increase funding for mental health care – but is it enough? One-Minute Read Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:20am See...Show More Summary
Nick Clegg put in an appearance at Glee Club last night – albeit only in 2-dimensional form as a cardboard cutout – while Lib Dem activists sang a timely (or… Continue reading The post Gleeful end to Lib Dem conference appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
By now you probably know about the big announcement from Nick Clegg's speech. It's an interesting and significant one, about giving mental health treatment the same priority as physical health. But the announcement applies in England alone. Show More Summary
Nick Clegg will, as promised, use his conference speech today to announce waiting time targets for mental health treatments. The Deputy Prime Minister, as part of government efforts to bring… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg to announce waiting targets for mental health appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
So what did he mean by that then? Party conferences are a great opportunity to test the platform rhetoric against any delivery plans. Yesterday, Nick Clegg told the Lib Dems that plans for further devolution to Wales could be revealed...Show More Summary
Where have I seen this game played before? This is from Chris Dillow: "The economy", by Chris Dillow: On the Today programme yesterday, Nick Clegg said (2'11 in)... Then on PM yesterday (about 17'402 in), Carolyn Quinn said... In th...
Nick Clegg may feel he’s got his party in a reasonably good place and a reasonably good mood. But he has just been defeated by the Lib Dem conference on… Continue reading The post So much for the pro-growth party: Lib Dems reject U-turn on airport expansion appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
On the Today programme yesterday, Nick Clegg said (2'11 in): You've got a Labour party that of course famously refuses to talk about the economy, a leader that failed to even address ther deficit. Hold on. Labour has been banging...
It’s because it doesn’t matter any more. Nick Clegg. His jeans. “What’s the deputy prime minister doing turning up to speak to his conference in a pair of old trousers and a jumper?”, people were asking themselves yesterday. He was simply doing what we’re all subliminally doing when we wander around in old hand-me-downs. He [...]
What exactly is going on with Nick Clegg’s conference get-up in Glasgow? He changed out of the suit he’d worn for the morning session and slipped into some casual jeans… Continue reading The post Nick Clegg takes a page from David Cameron’s style guide appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nick Clegg has spent 45 minutes afternoon answering questions from delegates. Dressed as a Johnny Cash lookalike in a black open-neck shirt - at least his third outfit of the day - the deputy prime minister has been making the most of...Show More Summary
In the past few years, Nick Clegg has come to blows with his party activists at his annual conference question-and-answer session over the policies his party has had to support… Continue reading The post Lib Dems aren’t haranguing Nick Clegg. Makes a change appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Nick Clegg has said the Liberal Democrats would block any further plans to bomb ISIS, potentially shattering coalition unity on the subject. He warned that although his party supported attacks in Iraq against ISIS they would oppose any efforts to expand the mission to include targets in Syria. Show More Summary
Alt Text: The Mole On benefits, on the EU referendum, on mansion tax - Clegg and Cameron are not as far apart as it seems Column The Mole Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:15am Ignore the windy rhetoric from Nick Clegg about the mean, rotten, rich-loving David Cameron and his Tory cronies "beating up on the poor". Show More Summary
If it's Sunday, this must be Glasgow. Good morning from the Liberal Democrats conference, where Nick Clegg has been rallying his troops. This is what he told a rally here last night: "We now have a rare opportunity, a rare moment of consensus. Show More Summary
The Lib Dem message in Glasgow this week in simple, you can’t trust either Labour or the Tories to run the country on their own. On Marr this morning, Nick… Continue reading The post Clegg attacks ‘economically extreme’ Tories appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
NICK CLEGG SLAMS DAVID CAMERON David Cameron would become a cross between “a poor man's Margaret Thatcher and a rich man's Nigel Farage” if the Conservatives win the next general election, Nick Clegg warned yesterday. Speaking at the...Show More Summary