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Introducing the Nick Clegg Archive

Few things on the internet are as frustrating as a broken link to something you would like to read. This sad fate has befallen many of Nick Clegg’s early speeches, so I thought I could provide a useful service by … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg Archive: Clegg calls for radical grassroots innovation in public services

Speech by Nick Clegg at the Liberal Democrats’ Manifesto Conference, 12 January 2008 Today is a crucial step in the creation of a new liberal manifesto for Britain. Gordon Brown’s bottling of the autumn election has handed us a tremendous … Continue reading

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The liberalism of Harry Potter

What would you think of a government that engaged in this list of tyrannical activities: tortured children for lying; designed its prison specifically to suck all life and hope out of the inmates; placed citizens in that prison without a … Continue reading

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Thank you for the music, Don Foster

Now for some good news: Don Foster has managed to get the Coalition’s drive against red tape to include the scrapping of Live Event Licences for most venues. The current regime is an unnecessary burden on small venues where live … Continue reading

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The Guardian: it’s a state of mind

Sometimes you read something that exasperates you so much you want to Fisk it on your blog immediately. Courtesy of the letters editor of the Guardian, I bring you the blood pressure-raising article of the day: apparently it’s all Nick … Continue reading

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The Kemp and Pickles show: so much for Coalition spirit

The formation of the Coalition in May 2010 was meant to herald an era of new politics, more consensual than Thatcherism and more inclusive than Blairism. But someone clearly forgot to tell Eric Pickles. Richard Kemp, leader of the Liberal … Continue reading

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