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Nick Clegg

Nicholas William Peter "Nick" Clegg is a British Liberal Democrat politician who is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Lord President of the Council and Minister for Constitutional and Political Reform in the coalition government of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron. Clegg is the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Hallam.
Clegg's first major elected position was as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East Midlands from 1999 to 2004. He was elected Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam in the 2005 general election and became the Liberal Democrats' Home Affairs spokesperson in 2006. Clegg defeated Chris Huhne in the party's 2007 leadership election. Clegg became Deputy Prime Minister following the 2010 general election, when the Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government with the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Clegg-baiting: A cruel bloodsport
2014-07-08
Nick Clegg would do everything in his power to stop his children going into politics, he told an interviewer this week, since it's such a beastly business and you need the skin of a tank to survive. And, really, who could blame him? He's been spat at ...
(The Guardian)
  1. MP SKINNER'S 'OUTPOURINGS OF BILE'
  2. Bellingham, H - Boundary reviews

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Nick Clegg doesn't want his children to go into politics
2014-07-08
In an interview published today, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has said he would do "everything to try and discourage" his children from following in his footsteps by going into politics. He told the Radio Times magazine: “I'm like any parent. The ...
(The Guardian)
  1. Nick Clegg doesn't want his children to follow him into politics

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Nick Clegg Unveils 300 New Sanef Jobs in Leeds
2014-07-07
Clegg also revealed that the figure pushes the total job creation by Leeds and Partners, the organisation responsible for driving foreign direct investment in Leeds and the wider city region to over 1,000 for an 18 month period. Related. CBI: UK ...
(International Business Times UK)
  1. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Announces 300 Skilled Jobs for Leeds As ...
  2. Deputy PM announces French firm Sanef will create 300 jobs with new contact ...
  3. Deputy PM announces new Dartford Crossing control centre - in Leeds

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Nick Clegg writes about today's Growth Deal with the Heart of the South West ...
2014-07-07
It has been my clear vision over the past four years to see power wrestled back from the clutches of Whitehall and placed in the hands of your local leaders and businesses. I wanted to see every part of Britain given more freedom than at the start of ...
(Bridgwater Mercury)
  1. Cameron and Clegg announce £2bn Heseltine growth deal winners
  2. Government finalises £2bn Local Growth Deal packages
  3. 2000 jobs hope as Government backs Growth Deal

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Nick Clegg 'revolted' by Westminster abuse claims
2014-07-07
Nick Clegg says he is "keeping an open mind" about a possible public inquiry into child abuse allegations at Westminster in the 1980s. The Deputy Prime Minster said the abuse claims were "revolting" and called on the police to deliver justice for the ...
(BBC News)
  1. Nick Clegg: I don't want my children to follow me into politics
  2. Nick Clegg: 'I don't like fusty, dusty Westminster'
  3. Greens turn into 'Ukip of the left' as they steal protest vote from Lib Dems

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James Forsyth: Desperate Nick Clegg sends his MPs on survival courses
2014-07-06
... Clegg's authority is fraying. At a parliamentary party meeting this week, two of the most senior Lib Dem Ministers outside the Cabinet – Norman Lamb and Steve Webb – backed the party offering an EU referendum, despite Clegg's vehement opposition.
(Daily Mail)
  1. LibDems look to repackage Clegg in run-up to next election
  2. Panicked rebrand cannot undo LibDem actions

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Nick Clegg: I'll be keeping a 'close eye' on Alberto Contador in the Tour de ...
2014-07-03
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he will be keeping a “close eye” on Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador when the Tour de France kicks off in Yorkshire on Saturday. Contador is seen as the main challenger to Briton and incumbent maillot jaune Chris ...
(Telegraph.co.uk)
  1. Clegg: 'Great to have event in the North, not the South'
  2. CLEGG 'CHUFFED' WITH TOUR COUP
  3. Yorkshire gears up for Tour de France tourism bonanza

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Hike in airport security may be permanent, says Nick Clegg
2014-07-03
Tightened security across UK airports will not be a “one-off temporary thing” Nick Clegg has said, as he warned Britain should be prepared for further hikes. The Deputy Prime Minister said that the new security measures were not a “blip” and were ...
(Telegraph.co.uk)
  1. Tighter Airport Security Could be Here to Stay Warns Clegg
  2. Clegg stresses importance of increased airport security
  3. Britain boosts airport security

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Nick Clegg: Lib Dems would introduce annual 'Carer's Bonus'
2014-07-03
The point is our carers should be able to spend the money however they see fit. What matters to me is that we do whatever we can to show our thanks and ease the pressure the nation's carers face. Nick Clegg MP is the Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
(Telegraph.co.uk)
  1. Britain's army of carers to be given an extra £125 a year 'bonus' for looking ...
  2. Paul Burstow writes: The Carers Bonus shows our commitment to promoting the ...
  3. Lib Dems to offer carer's 'bonus'

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