Tag Archives: Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister’s response to Leveson

10 out of 10 to the Deputy Prime Minister.  He supports Lord Justice Leveson’s report and understands public concern.  He gave a bravura performance in answering MPs’ questions, dealing with each question that was put and not dodging, as most … Continue reading

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PM missing the point

A generous 7½ out of 10 for the Prime Minister, when he could so easily have got 10. Lord Justice has not proposed removing press freedom by legislation. He is not pointing the way across a Rubicon or advocation a … Continue reading

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Veto! 24+ hours on

The only honourable course for prime miniser David Cameron, chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne and foreign secretary William Hague is resignation: resignation by morning. Let people who do not hate this country and Europe take their place to try … Continue reading

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Veto!

Prime minister David Cameron’s veto at the EU summit in Brussels leaves the UK isolated in a way that has no precedent. His “veto” is a refusal not to take part in discussions which are going to go ahead without the … Continue reading

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2nd Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

Here is common sense and leadership from justice secretary Kenneth Clarke in today’s Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5606a946-201a-11e1-8662-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1fomGwuZY. (You may have to register to read it, but registration is free). He was a good minister to work for, as I recall. Also … Continue reading

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Update: The United Kingdom and the Eurozone crisis

David Cameron’s threat today to veto any new EU treaty (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16048131) confirms the worst.  Of course he is right to defend the United Kingdom’s interests and not to sign any treaty that does not accord with our interests (although as … Continue reading

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Lib Dem-Conservative coalition talks

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats should reject David Cameron’s “big, open and comprehensive offer”, unless he offers unconditional electoral reform as the Liberal Democrats want. That is: single transferable vote, without any enquiries or referendum. Enquiries and referenda are … Continue reading

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