Nick Clegg

Nicola Sturgeon taking a selfie. Getty Images.

This is a social media election. But in the most miserable, sinister way

24 April 2015 13:29

A friend of mine was notorious at university for photoshopping every single photo of her that went onto Facebook. Every snap in a nightclub or lounging on the beach went… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg at the Lib Dem manifesto launch.

Coffee Shots: Liberal Democrats struggle with the small print

24 April 2015 11:00

As the Liberal Democrats fight for survival in the general election, word reaches Mr S that things in the yellow camp may be even more dire than first thought. Mr… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Nick Clegg tempts fate with BLUKIP photoshop

16 April 2015 18:16

Today Nick Clegg revealed a new poster claiming that the Tories could form a coalition with Ukip. Speaking about the prospect of ‘BLUKIP,’ Clegg warned of the potential dangers of such a… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg at the Lib Dem manifesto launch.

Clegg’s offer to voters: I’ll be the Tories’ heart and Labour’s brain

15 April 2015 12:44

The Lib Dem manifesto launch was typically Liberal Democrat. Nick Clegg offered a robust defence of the coalition declaring simply that it ‘worked’. He argued that it had proved the… Continue reading

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UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage tours a hinge factory in Clacton-On-Sea in Essex, east of London, on April 13, 2015 during a general election campaign visit.

Campaign kick-off: 22 days to go

15 April 2015 9:30

Three manifestos down, two more to go. Yesterday, the Conservatives launched their plan for government and promised to be ‘the party of the working people’ while the Green Party promised to… Continue reading

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The General Election 2015 viral video chart

14 April 2015 13:24

Last week, the Greens released ‘Change the Tune’, a party political broadcast on YouTube. It features actors playing Cameron, Clegg, Miliband and Farage all singing in harmony. All four men are indistinguishable… Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats Leader Nick Clegg Visits Scotland

Nick Clegg sets out red lines for coalition negotiations with Labour and the Tories

13 April 2015 20:59

Nick Clegg produced Lib Dem red lines for any coalition with either Labour or the Tories in an interview with Evan Davis this evening. Clegg said that he wouldn’t go… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg on Lib Dem meltdown: ‘I put country before party’

13 April 2015 20:14

‘Hell, yes, I am proud of this,’ said Nick Clegg in the first of the BBC’s leaders interviews, broadcast at 7.30pm this evening. He’s lucky to get such a slot to… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Puppy love for Yvette Cooper and Will Straw

7 April 2015 14:50

Could this photo beat Nick Clegg’s hedgehog photo call to be the strangest animal election campaign snap? Here Yvette Cooper and Labour’s candidate for Rossendale and Darwen Will Straw are… Continue reading

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How Labour can use Europe to stop the Tories

7 April 2015 13:53

One of the first tasks of a party in our time of fragmented politics is to stop their opponents making alliances. As things stand, the Tories can form a coalition… Continue reading

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Revealed: Desperate Clegg takes £50,000 in last-minute donations in fight to keep his seat

7 April 2015 11:35

According to a recent Ashcroft poll, Nick Clegg is on course to lose his seat in the general election. If he is ousted from Sheffield Hallam, the Deputy Prime Minister… Continue reading

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As it happened: the TV leaders’ debate

2 April 2015 19:46

Welcome to The Spectator’s live coverage of the seven-way leaders’ debate on ITV. We’ll be providing the latest developments and analysis on the programme, starting at 8pm this evening. This page will automatically reload

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Nigel Farage causes problems for Alison Jackson ahead of leaders’ debate

2 April 2015 17:32

Tonight’s leaders’ debate will see the seven party leaders battle to be heard on ITV. The set up has given organisers a headache as they work out how to arrange it without the debate descending… Continue reading

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Seven party leaders will take part in a TV debate tonight. Photo: Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester

Podcast special: the seven-way TV leaders debate

2 April 2015 11:46

Tonight’s televised debate between seven of the party leaders promises to be one of the most interesting events of the campaign. In this View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson,… Continue reading

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The challenge for insurgents and ex-insurgents in tonight’s TV debate

2 April 2015 10:24

The party leaders have been reflecting on the challenges facing them ahead of tonight’s TV debates. Nigel Farage said this morning that he wished there weren’t so many of them… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg Visiting The Parkridge Wildlife Centre On The Campaign Trail

Nick Clegg’s picture caption election

1 April 2015 17:53

Mock Nick Clegg all you like, but he is taking an impressively pragmatic approach to this General Election. The Deputy Prime Minister knows that he might not get as much… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg leaving the Cabinet Office. Getty Images.

A Cabinet of losers?

1 April 2015 14:01

Here’s an interesting factoid. We have gone the longest time since any serving Cabinet Minister has lost their seat… ever. Seven were booted out in 1997, most famously Defence Secretary… Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats Leader Nick Clegg Visits Scotland

Could Nick Clegg really lose his seat?

1 April 2015 13:29

Will the Liberal Democrats avoid being wiped out at the upcoming election? In his latest round of constituency polling, Lord Ashcroft has revisited eight Liberal Democrat marginal constituencies he deems to… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg Outlines The Liberal Democrat Commitment To The NHS

Exclusive: Nick Clegg enlists Basil Fawlty to play Farage in TV debate rehearsals

1 April 2015 7:24

Tomorrow’s TV debate between the seven party leaders is the chance for the insurgent parties to muscle up to the mainstream leaders, make them look tired and old, and in… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg Outlines The Liberal Democrat Commitment To The NHS

Westminster sneers at Joey Essex because it is a closed shop of know-it-alls

31 March 2015 17:05

Well, at least Joey Essex has given bored pundits something to talk about today. He pitched up at a press conference with Nick Clegg, and took a selfie with the… Continue reading

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The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg participates in a Q&A session with a group of women from the internet forum 'Mumsnet' on March 25, 2015 in London, England.

Nick Clegg’s women problem

30 March 2015 22:34

Nick Clegg ain’t done yet, and as if to prove how deadly serious he is about winning this election, the Deputy Prime Minister visited a hedgehog sanctuary on his first… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Nick Clegg’s animal magic

30 March 2015 16:41

Where did Nick Clegg go on the first stop of his General Election campaign tour? To visit a creature under threat. Not a Lib Dem MP struggling to hold on… Continue reading

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Revealed: David Cameron’s secret conversations about the next coalition

26 March 2015 18:07

David Cameron is keen to demonstrate his willingness to give straight answers to straight questions at the moment. But there is a limit to his candour. Anyone who asks him… Continue reading

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How did the Liberal Democrat cross the road?

26 March 2015 12:37

The Liberal Democrats have unveiled their funky new campaign poster this morning, only to unceremoniously dump it on a yellow line on an empty street in Westminster: Mr S is… Continue reading

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Are the Lib Dems now trolling their own leader?

25 March 2015 16:32

Cracks within the Liberal Democrats began to surface this week after Vince Cable publicly denounced Tim Farron as a future party leader. Now things have got even stranger. An excruciating mash-up video… Continue reading

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