Articles tagged with Nick Clegg
by Aisha Gani / 20 Sep 2012 11:08
Nick Clegg’s apology about breaking his 2010 election pledge to scrap tuition fees may not have the effect he hopes for – what with students who are the first to be hit with the trebled £9000 tuition fees starting fresher’s week.
In a party political broadcast to be aired during the Lib Dem conference, he says: “There is no easy way to say this: we made a pledge. We didn't stick to it
by Anoosh Chakelian / 13 Sep 2012 14:37
As if deputy PM Nick Clegg hadn’t been sidelined enough in the last parliamentary term, his version of PMQs - Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions - was labelled “useless” in this morning’s first culture questions put to new culture secretary Maria Miller and culture minister Hugh Robertson.
Originally supported by Labour, with deputy leader Harriet Harman keen to hold Clegg to account - Harman is his Miliband in the scenario - it seems
by Aisha Gani / 29 Aug 2012 13:01
Nick Clegg’s demands today for an emergency tax on Britain’s wealthiest – in order to rescue Britain from its economic troubles – was effectively slammed shut by the Chancellor this morning. The deputy prime minister made this bold plan just as recess ends, and as George Osborne came back from his summer holiday. This political positioning is an indication of the less collegial tone of Coalition colleagues that we can expect from the next
by Amber Elliott / 10 Aug 2012 09:37
Photo opportunities at the Olympic Games are ripe for the picking for our top politicians.
Yesterday, David Cameron confessed that he was being kept awake by the music at the beach volleyball, with certain songs being played "every ten minutes" at Horse Guards Parade.
"It's all very amusing for five minutes until you try to get the children to sleep," he told Metro.
"They have Moves like Jagger every sort
by Amber Elliott / 08 Aug 2012 09:42
David Cameron admitted there is a "fundamental disagreement" between himself and Nick Clegg, after the DPM revealed that his party will vote against proposed boundary changes.
But he maintained that they still had a good coalition relationship, stating that both parties were unlikely to agree on everything.
However, when asked whether he would prefer Clegg or Boris Johnson as his double skulls partner, the prime minister told LBC97.3 he would chose
by Vicky Wong / 10 Jul 2012 14:31
Deputy Prime Minister's Questions has concluded
Tim Farron asks if Clegg will look into lowering the voting age to 16 to allow younger people get get involved.
Clegg acknowledges the demographic of Parliament and that a large number of people come from London and the South East.
Paul Flynn asks if one day the British public will be able to elect their head of state.
by Amber Elliott / 06 Jul 2012 09:19
The Independent has splashed the news that a senior aide to Nick Clegg has warned that the Liberal Democrats could scupper Conservative plans for boundary changes.
Richard Reeves has said that there would be "broader consequences" for the government's programme of parliamentary reform if Tory rebels defeat a motion to cut short debate on the House of Lords Reform Bill.
"The idea that failure to deliver a government commitment on Lords
by Ben Duckworth / 03 Jul 2012 14:00
It is summer party time in Westminster but the weather in London at the moment is hardly conducive to drinking Pimms outside.
Nick Clegg’s confession at last night’s CentreForum do that he feels "lobotomised" in government made for an overcast speech by the deputy prime minister.
He was praising the work of the Liberal think tank and its ability to keep developing radical ideas.
It is a bit depressing to think
by Amber Elliott / 21 Jun 2012 09:30
Miriam González Durántez has prided herself on her independence from her husband's political career, so her latest nickname in the Spanish media may cause a flicker of annoyance.
Spanish glossy title Telva described the international lawyer as "Britain's third lady", falling in line after the Queen and Samantha Cameron.
In an interview with the magazine, Mrs Nick Clegg also explains how they first met in Bruges as students.
by Vicky Wong / 13 Jun 2012 09:30
The Leveson Inquiry will resume tomorrow at 10am to hear from David Cameron.
Summary of today's evidence
Salmond was supportive of the BSkyB bid in terms of job creation and investment for Scotland. He said he agreed to try and convince the relevant secretary of state over the economics of the BSkyB bid for Scotland but stops short Of saying there was a deal with Murdoch.
Salmond has never
by Tom Rollins / 22 May 2012 17:21
“For liberals, this is core stuff.” So spoke Nick Clegg today at the Sutton Trust, in a much-discussed speech on the need to promote social mobility.
His address should be praised for bringing class – always a loaded word in this country – back into mainstream discussion, at a time John Prescott’s claim that “we’re all middle class now” looks increasingly hollow to a lot of voters. However the jury is still out
by Emma Burnell / 15 May 2012 11:55
It’s reshuffle time again. Let joy in Westminster be uncontained. Rumours abound. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s in, out or sideways?
For Labour questions include the unlikely Will this be a glorious leftist revolution? and the more likely Will it be steady as she goes? The coalition have more to worry about right now. Does Cameron have enough women in the Tory Party to move Theresa May, Cheryl Gillan, Baroness Warsi