Tag Archives: Nick Clegg

  1. It’s polling day! – Five things to know about today

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    May 7, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    1. Rules for the poll booth – For those of you for whom today is your first opportunity to vote, congratulations, …
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  2. A look at what might happen on May 8th

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    May 4, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So here we are, the final week of this election campaign and it has a different feel to most UK …
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  3. 5 Thoughts about Thursday’s Leaders’ Question Time

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    May 2, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    1. What a fine advert for our democracy that was The star of the programme was the audience. Excellently researched …
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  4. Liberal Democrat manifesto – a UK election first

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    April 18, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto was a UK election first. It was the first time that a party has actually campaigned …
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  5. Why the Liberal Democrats must be giving thanks for First Past the Post

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    April 12, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    At one stage, during the mass leaders’ debate last week, Nick Clegg turned and demanded an apology from Ed Miliband …
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  6. The leaders’ debate. How they rated. 

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    April 3, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So that was the mass debate (stop saying it quickly at the back). Seven adults shouting at each other repeating …
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  7. An explanation of the election debate fudge…sorry, compromise, reached

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    March 23, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So finally an agreement has been reached between the political parties and the broadcasters on how the televised “debates” will …
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  8. It is constituency polls, not national polls , that matter for the Liberal Democrats.

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    February 27, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    In recent weeks Ryan Coetzee, the Liberal Democrats’ director of strategy, has commissioned private polling from Survation in 100 marginal …
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  9. A Tory-Lib Dem coalition in May 2015 will only happen with a massive reduction in Lib Dem influence

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    January 19, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Reports emerged earlier this month that the Conservatives are planning to change the way Coalitions are formed to limit the …
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  10. Politicians should walk the walk, not just wear the T-shirt

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    November 4, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The picture about is both an example of the pathetic state of our political culture at the moment and an …
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  11. Lib Dems and Mental health care – the right target.

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    October 11, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Nick Clegg brought the curtain down on the Liberal Democrats’ conference with a centerpiece that surprised many, as there had …
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  12. Who is the most principled political party leader in the Scottish Independence campaign?

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    September 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the leaders of all the UK’s major political parties gathered in Scotland to try and persuade the Scots not …
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  13. Nick Clegg and the politics of border controls.

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    August 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    How can a proper immigration control system exist in his country that counts and checks the people coming in but …
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  14. Do we want state funding for 50p per voter, or do we want to complain about bankers and unions buying influence?

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    July 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Last night at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham and next week at the Roundhouse in Camden the Conservative and Labour Party …
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  15. Nick Clegg’s press conference shows the problems for democracy of being in a coalition

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    June 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If you are ever in need of a primer in the problems of coalition government, you should look no further …
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  16. Free school meals for 4-7 year olds – The best of intentions, but are the consequences worse than we thought?

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    May 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The leaked emails yesterday between the Department of education and the Office of Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, reveals …
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