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Nick Clegg

Former deputy prime minister and Lib Dem leader

Former deputy prime minister and Lib Dem leader

How Brexit Could Lead To EU Reforms That Would Allow Us A Way Back In

Just at the point that Brexit appears to make us more of an island than ever, it could paradoxically lead to changes in the EU that will offer us a way back in... The Brexit vote was a major catalyst in pushing EU governments to accept that change can no longer be avoided. In an ironic twist of fate, the Brexit vote in Britain against a future in the EU may help to provoke precisely the reforms that will assist in securing the EU's own future. So there is a silver lining to the Brexit referendum: it may help to strengthen the EU itself; and it may lead to the conditions in which the UK could be reintegrated into a reformed EU.
12/10/2017 07:52 BST

Theresa May's Conservatives Are Poised To Become The Party Of The Lunch Snatchers

The Conservative manifesto has set out plans to scrap universal free school lunches for our youngest primary school children, a move which would hurt both the most deprived families but also those working parents that Mrs May claims to be the champion of. All her talk about helping the "just about managing" now rings hollow...
19/05/2017 09:10 BST

Children's Mental Health Week: Nearly Two In Three Children Feel Worried All The Time

This week is Children's Mental Health Week and Place2Be are encouraging everyone to 'spread a little kindness' to others. When you next see someone who could benefit from support, spare a moment, and show you care. As one of the children who took part in the survey puts it best: "It would be kind if someone came up to me if I was upset because it would make me feel like a somebody."
10/02/2017 16:28 GMT

Our Liberal Political Family Has Lost One of Its Most Admired Advocates

It was no surprise when Charles said, after being challenged about his loyalties after the 2010 election: "I will go out of this world feet first with my Lib Dem membership card in my pocket." I am just devastated that it has happened so soon. Our liberal political family has lost one of its most admired advocates. British politics has lost one of its best storytellers. This House has lost one of its warmest wits and most loyal Parliamentarians. If we could all carry ourselves with a little more of the honesty, wisdom and humility of Charles Kennedy, politics would be held in much higher regard than it is today.
03/06/2015 16:43 BST

The Liberal Democrats Will Always Put the Good of the Country First and Provide Stability and Fairness

Everybody knows that no one is going to win this election outright, so what really matters is who David Cameron or Ed Miliband have by their side in Government. Ask yourself this: Do you want Nigel Farage walking through the door of No 10? Do you want Alex Salmond sat at the cabinet table? Or do you want me and the Liberal Democrats? We will always put the good of the country first and provide stability and fairness, just as we have done for the last five years. We will always stand up for unity against those who seek to pull us apart. We won't divide our communities, like Ukip. We won't divide our society, like the Conservatives. And we won't rip our country apart, like the SNP.
07/05/2015 09:16 BST

The Eurozone Faces One of Its Biggest Ever Decisions

When the first Euros were printed in 1999, Europe chose a bold new future. But beneath the surface, the new European economy was built on shaky foundations. The decision is one of the biggest we have faced. The answer is clear: Europe must go for growth.
24/05/2012 17:14 BST