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Generating jobs and growth with India

Nick Clegg is leading a trade delegation in India with more than 40 British businesses, colleges and representatives of the aerospace industry to secure the incredible opportunities on offer. As part of his visit, Nick met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss a number of issues where there is a natural partnership between the UK and India, including education, […]

Nick Clegg launches Dadabhai Naoroji Awards

During his visit to Mumbai, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched a new awards programme for individuals whose outstanding achievements have strengthened relations between the UK and India. The awards are dedicated to Dadabhai Naoroji, the first Asian MP in the UK. A Liberal MP for Finsbury Central from 1892-1895, Dadabhai Naoroji was also […]

British deputy PM to meet India's Modi in trade trip

Britain's deputy prime minister Nick Clegg begins a trade mission to India on Monday, where he will meet the country's prime minister Narendra Modi in a bid to strengthen economic ties. The three-day visit by a 40-strong delegation is...Show More Summary

Mr Clegg goes to Hollywood

There’s going to be film about Nick Clegg. Being a Channel Four film, it’ll be all earnest and serious and political. Which, frankly, sounds boring. There’s quite enough media product in the world about middle-aged politicos in suits hanging around Westminster talking about politics (quite a lot of it written by me, as it happens). [...]

Mental health research should be the next big breakthrough

A Liberal Democrat government would establish a mental health research fund to support the development of new cutting-edge mental health treatments, Nick Clegg has announced. In the plans outlined by Nick, Liberal Democrats would increase funding spent on mental health research by £50m, by 2020. The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy and a […]

UKIP's New Manifesto Shows They're Playing The Lib Dem Game

Perhaps the most worrying aspect of the new manifesto from UKIP - Britain's Tea Party - is the debt it owes to its most bitter ideological opponents, David Cameron and Nick Clegg. From the simperingly centrist, faux-Tory Prime Minister, it has borrowed the technique of trying to wrong-foot its enemies on the left by trying to ape their language. Show More Summary

Lib Dems lift suspension of peer Rennard

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Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrat party came under fire Wednesday after lifting the suspension of former executive Chris Rennard, whose membership was frozen in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. A report into the claims found the...Show More Summary

News story: Nick Clegg on employment figures

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released employment figures today for April to June 2014. These showed that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4%, the lowest since late 2008, while youth unemployment fell by 206,000 over the last year. The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, said: The continued fall in unemployment provides yet more […]

Nick Clegg announces Northern Futures project

Nick Clegg has launched a call for ideas on ways to create an economic hub in the north of the country. Today, the Deputy Prime Minister is launching a call to arms for civic leaders, businesses, opinion makers and the general public across the North to come forward with ideas on how to create a […]

Clegg’s dangerous drugs pledge misses the point

This morning Nick Clegg announced that the Liberal Democrats want to ban judges from sending those convicted of possessing illegal drugs to prison. This policy may make sense around the… Continue reading The post Clegg’s dangerous drugs pledge misses the point appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Nick Clegg Is Right: You Shouldn't Go to Jail for Having a Few Lines of Coke

I've never taken illegal drugs, obviously. But if I had, I would be applauding Nick Clegg today. The Lib Dem leader says that people caught with drugs on them, even Class A substances such as cocaine and LSD, should not go to prison....Show More Summary

Ending imprisonment for the possession of drugs for personal use

Nick Clegg has announced that the Liberal Democrat manifesto will include a commitment to end imprisonment for possessing drugs for personal use, so that no one is sent to prison, where their only offence is one of possession. Under the proposals, users would instead receive non-custodial sentences and appropriate medical treatment. Liberal Democrats are calling […]

Mental health research should be the next big breakthrough

A Liberal Democrat government would establish a mental health research fund to support the development of new cutting-edge mental health treatments, Nick Clegg has announced. Nick is calling for Britain to lead the world in understanding and treating mental illness, so that it is put on equal-footing with physical health. In the plans outlined by Nick, […]

Negotiating With Terrorists: Lessons From South Africa

In an opinion piece that ran in The Guardian last Friday, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg took a stand for peace. In the article, he made the claim that the only way Israel and Hamas can find a permanent resolution to theShow More Summary

Nick Clegg announces end of some subsidised translation services

Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister,Nick Clegg, has announced migrants applying for a passport or driving licence will no longer be offered subsidised translation service in a move intended to encourage them to learn English as “a common language is the glue that binds a society”. The Deputy Prime Minister disclosed he had instructed Passport Office and the […]

Nick Clegg calls for suspension of licences for arms exports to Israel

In response to Baroness Warsi’s resignation as foreign office minister, Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for arms exports to Israel to be suspended. Nick said: “I think the question marks that Sayeeda Warsi has raised about the arms export licences which we issue to arms exporters selling to Israel […]

Nick Clegg’s immigration speech: “Successful immigration systems have to be managed”

Here is the complete text of Nick Clegg today’s speech on the Liberal Democrat approach to immigration… It should come as no surprise that I’m a believer in the benefits of well-managed immigration. I lead, in my view, Britain’s only real internationalist party. For the Liberal Democrats this nation is always at its best when […]

UK leader: Israel attacks on Gaza ‘foolish’ and ‘disproportionate’

The ex-leader of the Liberal Democrats has called Israel’s attacks on Gaza “foolish” and “disproportionate”. Lord Ashdown was joined by Deputy PM Nick Clegg, who called for peace talks and an end to the violence. Later, Labour leader...Show More Summary

Nick Clegg writes: It is time for the Israeli government to talk to Hamas

Today Nick Clegg has written for the Guardian about the situation in Gaza: The daily images of human torment in Gaza have been harrowing and heart breaking. More than 1,000 Palestinian civilians have been killed. Were it not for international aid rations, half the population would be without food. Hundreds of thousands of men, women […]

Eid al-Fitr 2014: A video message from Nick Clegg

The Deputy Prime Minister has recorded a message to wish Muslims in the UK and around the world a joyful Eid al-Fitr: View the  Video message by Nick Cleggor read a transcript : As Ramadan ends, I want to wish Muslims across the UK and around the world a joyful Eid al Fitr. I know […]

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