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Nick Clegg has undone 50 years of Liberal recovery

You’d forgotten about the Liberal Democrats, hadn’t you? You vaguely assumed that they must already have held their annual get-together somewhere, and that you had missed it. Once a fixed, if minor, part of the political calendar, the Lib Dem Conference has now become one of those conventions of interest only to devotees, like a [...]

David Cameron's big speech: was he too clever by half?

Alt Text: Don Brind Stealing Lib Dem tax policy may have been a mistake: Cameron needs Clegg to win back 'switchers' Column Don Brind Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:07am Oh to have had a hidden microphone in Nick Clegg’s office whenShow More Summary

Sinn Fein cannot protect people on benefits by magnifying the harm of the original cuts

5 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

So Cameron has said, no. Nick Clegg has said no. And David Miliband has said no. In the meantime, Sinn Fein stayed well clear of last Thursday’s The View when Simon Hamilton dished the dirt on their avoidance of the question of a governmental budget which is crumbling: And after three days of ‘thinking’, John more...

Nick Clegg explains Lib Dem ministers’ decision to support air strikes on ISIL

Nick Clegg has sent an email to all party members this evening to explain why the parliamentary party will be supporting air strikes on ISIL in Iraq. It contains the entire broadcast interview which he did this afternoon. He talks about what a”vile and murderous” outfit ISIL is, about how the action is legal and […]

Nick Clegg: This opportunity cannot be hijacked

Within hours of the momentous decision by the Scottish people to remain in the UK, Westminster found itself once again bogged down in conventional party political point scoring. I have seen for myself the way in which the vested interests in the two old parties can conspire to block reform – scuppering elections to the […]

The beginning of a new, stronger country for us all

After a momentous day, the Liberal Democrats are delighted that Scotland has decided to remain in the UK. This is an exciting time as now we can start delivering more powers to Scotland. Commenting on the results, Nick Clegg said: “I’m absolutely delighted the Scottish people have taken this momentous decision to safeguard our family […]

Even with Scotland on board, the UK is probably headed toward federalism

As part of their effort to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom, Tory Prime Minister David Cameron and his two fellow major party leaders, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats) and Ed Miliband (Labour), pledged to give Scotland's parliament "extensive new powers," up to and including raising taxes for health care, if necessary. Show More Summary

A Good Question

During the lifetime of the present Westminster Parliament (i.e. since 2010), how many times have you heard David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Gordon Brown or Johann Lamont (the nominal Scottish Labour Leader) make a big speech demanding...Show More Summary

Nick Clegg calls for PCCs to be scrapped

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) to be scrapped after the Commissioner for South Yorkshire, Shaun Wright, refused to step down despite calls to do so from Home Secretary Theresa May. Mr Clegg told BBC Radio Sheffield Mr Wright should go and the PCC role isa “discredited experiment”. […]

Nick Clegg sets out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for North of England

Liberal Democrats have always been committed to decentralising power and freeing individuals from the one-size-fits-all state. The Northern Futures project builds on the work Liberal Democrats have done in government to give cities and communities more control over how they run. Show More Summary

Nick Clegg’s vision for the Northern Futures Project

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will speak today at an event hosted by IPPR North in Sheffield, where he will set out his vision for decentralisation and devolution for the North of England. The speech follows the launch of the Northern Futures project in July – a call for ideas on […]

Scottish independence: sometimes there is a good reason to panic. This is one of those times

Irvine Welsh has a novel called If You Liked School, You'll Love work. With the arrival of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband in Scotland, some fear we are about to see a rewrite: If You Liked the Coalition, You'll Love Westminster. What will the consequences of Westminster decamping to Scotland actually be? Well [...]

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 10 Sep 2014

PARTY LEADERS FIGHT TO SAVE UNION David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg are all in Scotland today, campaigning for a No vote in next week’s independence referendum. SNP leader Alex Salmond said the visit would boost the Yes campaign. Show More Summary

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg are right to take on smug Salmond

Well, that was unexpected. Just a few days ago the idea of David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg travelling to Scotland on a joint mission aimed at saving the Union would have seemed crazy. Indeed, to many people it still seems crazy even now that they have announced it. In London – or political [...]

Cameron, Clegg and Miliband head to Scotland to make the case for the Union

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband are combining forces and heading to Scotland tomorrow to make the case for the UK. Here’s their joint statement: ‘There is a lot… Continue reading The post Cameron, Clegg and Miliband head to Scotland to make the case for the Union appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Nick Clegg unveils a “manifesto for the next generation”

Today, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg unveiled a “manifesto for the next generation” launching the party’s pre-manifesto, an 80-page document that will form the backbone of the party’s 2015 election platform. The document includes a host of policies aimed unapologetically at realising the potential of children and young people. Launching the pre-manifesto, Nick said: We […]

Boosting paths and parks so we can all enjoy natural Britain

Nick Clegg has announced that the Government is going to more than double the speed of building the Coastal Path, bringing completion of the project forward by ten years from 2030 to 2020. Additional funding will be put in place to accelerate the delivery of the path, which will allow walkers and nature lovers to […]

Statement from Nick Clegg – New counter-terrorism measures

It is hard to avoid the news of the violence and humanitarian suffering coming from Iraq and Syria. I am appalled by the idea of British people travelling abroad to fight in the name of a murderous and extremist ideology. The murder of the journalist James Foley is truly shocking, and we know that around […]

Nick Clegg’s speech on the state of UK nature

Nick Clegg gave the keynote speech at the RSPB’s State of Nature conference. Like millions across the UK, one of my earliest memories is being sat on the sofa with my parents, eyes glued to the television, as Sir David showed us another of the world’s natural wonders. I still watch with my kids today. […]

Deputy Prime Minister announces Kew Gardens funding to be protected

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has today announced that the Government will continue current levels of funding for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew until at least April 2015. The funding will enable the world-renowned scientific research at Kew Gardens to continue as well as preserving its status as one of the country’s finest […]

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