Nick Clegg

  • April 22, 2010

    As the Tory and Labour leaders prepare nervously for the second round of head-to-head combat tonight, there can be little doubt that they both plan to take advantage of the foreign policy focus of the debate by attacking the Liberal Democrats’ policy on Trident.

  • April 22, 2010

    The tabloid and Telegraph assault on Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg this morning is a rallying cry - in what will be a sustained counter-insurgency against making this General Election a key moment in breaking open an unfair, monopolistic and archaic political system in Britain.

  • April 20, 2010

    Telegraph journalist Tim Walker has had a swipe at Nick Clegg over religion in an article entitled: 'Atheist Nick Clegg discovers religion in time for polling day'.

    It concerns a piece that the Lib Dem leader has written for the Church of England Newspaper. The Telegraph suggests "Nick Clegg appears to have undergone a rapid conversion" on the basis that, despite not believing in God "he claims that Christian values are 'central' to his policies".

  • April 18, 2010

    “Cleggmania” is the dominant theme in the Sunday papers. “Nick Clegg almost as popular as Churchill” declares the front page of the Sunday Telegraph. The Mail on Sunday proclaims "LibDems in front for the first time in 104 years". I would hardly have been surprised to find a headline asking “Is Nick Clegg the Messiah?”.

  • April 18, 2010

    Nick Clegg has made unprecedented waves as a result of his appearance in the first ever UK election Leaders' TV Debate. Here Simon Barrow probes him on his beliefs, religion, Europe, his political creed and more.

  • April 17, 2010

    Two early polls for the Sunday papers show the Lib Dem surge holding up following the Sun/YouGov poll last night with significantly growing support for a hung parliament.

    Two other things of note:

    (i) The surge may have been underway before the TV debates on Thursday (ICM)

    (ii) Much of the new support seems to be coming from under 45s, who were previously unlikely to vote (ComRes).

  • April 17, 2010

    The hype around Lib Dem chief Nick Clegg has been extraordinary in the wake of the first UK election Leaders' Debate, says Simon Barrow. But is this all froth, or does the shift it seems to signal represent something deeper for reform and a renewed politics?

  • March 1, 2010

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg MP is the first speaker in a series of Social Justice Lectures hosted by The Salvation Army, aimed at hearing from the main political parties in the pre-election period.

  • November 20, 2008

    Is the Lib Dem leader giving good enough lunch? Ekklesia has direct evidence.

  • September 18, 2008

    Nick Clegg has been making waves on tax and social policy at the Liberal Democrat conference recently. Here Simon Barrow probes him on his beliefs, religion, Europe, his political creed and more.