Articles tagged with Nick Clegg
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
by Caroline Crampton / 08 May 2012 16:39
You could see what they were trying to do. For the ‘relaunch’ of the coalition, two years after their Downing Street garden love-in, Cameron and Clegg went to a tractor factory in Basildon. Standing in the middle of a circle of blue and yellow-T-shirted workers (sometimes political aides can be a bit too clever for their own good), with the machinery clattering away in the background, the message was clear – we’re at the
by Emma Burnell / 24 Apr 2012 08:45
Ahhh Lords reform, we meet again. Back when I was young and still considerably more naive, I got involved in various campaigns to reform the House of Lords to a fully elected chamber. After the mess of 2003, where there were so many options on the table that MPs failed to properly back a single one, I vowed never again. Life is too short, and there are and always will be far more
by Mark Pack / 20 Apr 2012 12:14
Liberal Democrats, and before them Social Democrats and Liberals too, are well used to a surge in poll figures seeing them overtake another party and so generate a flurry of excited predictions about the future of British politics.
Yet more often that they would wish, such surges have often subsequently largely or completely receded. So it is no surprise that Liberal Democrat insiders have been reacting with calm analysis to the smattering of
by Max Burman / 18 Apr 2012 11:26
The latest unemployment figures were released this morning, and they reveal some timely good news for the government. The total out of work fell by 35,000, taking the percentage unemployed down from 8.4% to 8.3%.
With the first Prime Minister’s Questions since the Easter recess to come later, the news will no doubt allow David Cameron to draw some of the sting from Ed Miliband’s attacks. A strong showing at PMQs would