Deputy Prime Minister

'Pointless, Distracting And Arbitrary'

PA | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has pledged to block any fresh attempts to curb immigration from the European Union, insisting "this is where we draw the line". The Dep...

Get More Young People Involved With Their Local Communities Through Apprenticeships

Sam Ogle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Ogle

Apprenticeships are not just about the education you receive via a training organisation, or the work experience through your job, but also about developing life skills. Being involved in community projects is a great way to develop these life skills and that is why we are highlighting this to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Lord Heseltine 'Britons Are Too Rich To Care About Improving Economy'

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

Britain lacks a "national will" to improve its economy because people are too rich, former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has suggested. The ...

Britain Can't Become A 'Safe Haven' For Foreign Criminals

PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Nick Clegg has warned that Britain could become a "safe haven" for foreign criminals if it pulls out of the European Arrest Warrant. He issued the ...

'NEETs' To Get Company Wake up Calls

Press Association | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers will pay private companies to wake teenagers in a drive to get more youngsters back to college or work, it was announced on Friday. The i...

Same-Sex Marriage Will Happen Insists Clegg

PA | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Politics

Gay marriage will be pushed through however heated the debate becomes, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg warned critics of the reform. The Church of...

'Broken Establishment Past Its Sell-By Date' Says Deputy PM

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg's two years in office have convinced him that Britain's establishment is "broken" and "past its sell by date". Clegg, who has faced crit...

Parliamentary Sketch: The Patter of Tiny Feet

Richard Marsh | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Marsh

For most of its history, this island has survived, indeed prospered, without there being a Deputy Prime Minister.

Nick Clegg: 'New Powers To Sack Workers Will Not Create Jobs'

PA | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has condemned proposals to make it easier for businesses to fire workers, saying he has never supported the scheme. There is no evidence...

Private School Pupils 'Three Times More Likely' To Achieve Top A-Levels

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children educated privately are three times more likely than state pupils to attain top A-Level grades, new government data has revealed. Fresh fi...

LISTEN: Clegg Makes 'Absolutely No Apology' For Charity Tax

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg defended plans to cap tax relief on charitable donations today, insisting there had to be "some limit" to an allowance effectively funded b...

Clegg Launches '£1bn Youth Contract Scheme' For Youth Unemployment

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg is today launching his £1bn flagship scheme to get young people into work amid accusations that the government has been complacent over yo...

Pensions Boost For UK

PA | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

One of the world's biggest pension funds is to set up a new base in London in what the Government expects to provide a major boost to investment in Br...

'Ticking Time Bomb': Clegg Targets Neets

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Nick Clegg is to target the "ticking time bomb" of youth unemployment with a scheme aimed at helping the hardest hit. The deputy prime minister wil...

Prescott Challenges 'Gutless' Writer

Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

Quentin Letts, the Daily Mail columnist, has been challenged to a live debate by John Prescott over an article he wrote in which he suggests Prezza sh...

Nick Clegg Accuses Banks Of Racism

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has accused British banks of racism in a speech sure to anger many in the City. The deputy prime minister said banks have been discrimin...

Nick Clegg Calls On Egypt To Guarantee Women's Rights In Cairo Meeting With Activists

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Politics

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has travelled to Cairo to announce a package worth more than £5 million to help Egypt's transition to democracy whil...

Clegg's Balancing Act - The two Sides of Nick

Olly Kendall | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics
Olly Kendall

Two Nicks addressed the ICC in Birmingham today. The Deputy PM and the party leader.

Clegg May Veto Abolition Of 50p Tax Rate

PA | Paul Vale, PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned his coalition partners that he is determined to stop the proposed abolition of the 50p tax rate. Clegg ...

Nick Clegg: Rioters Should Look Their Victims In The Eye

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg is calling on rioters to “look their victims in the eye” and clean up the damage they caused last week. The deputy prime minister ou...

Clegg Denies Rift With Police

PA | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has denied rumours of a rift between the Government and police over handling of the riots in Eng...

UK Riots - How the Drugs War Fits In

Jason Reed | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

The direct and indirect consequences of drugs policy are often overlooked, and it's at the cost of a healthy community. The drug war has served as a whipping horse for politics and an evidence based strategy has been discarded.