Tag Archives: Nick Clegg

Don’t cheer too loudly if Clegg gets a hammering in the Euro Elections

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Labour should worry if Nick Clegg goes. The likelihood of a strong Lib Dem General Election performance would be greatly enhanced by a new – left-leaning – leader.

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Farage may be a little Englander, but he’s had the courage to say something out of the political ordinary

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In sounding like a normal human being, Farage is picking up support.

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5 questions Clegg should put to Farage tonight

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Here at Left Foot Forward we’ve been critical of Nick Clegg in the past, but during tonight’s debate our sympathies will be firmly with the Lib Dem leader.

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Tax-free childcare alone will not make childcare more affordable for most families

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Today’s announcements are welcome, but the direction of travel is worrying.

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Three proposed tax cuts that are anything but progressive

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Some of the tax cuts being proposed by the Tories and the Lib Dems sound good, but in reality they are highly regressive.

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The government should learn from the childcare policies of other countries


In Norway, state support for childcare goes to providers who have to meet quality criteria in order to receive any money.

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Tory childcare plans could see families of over-fives lose £18,000 worth of help


More than 100,000 families could lose out on up to £18,000-worth of childcare help under a new government scheme announced today.

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Does Nick Clegg still want to decriminalise cannabis?


It is increasingly clear that the Westminster bubble cannot shield itself from the debate on drug reform much longer.

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Nick Clegg’s unashamedly pro-Europe stance deserves credit

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The Liberal Democrats have been the only party not to get dragged into silly debates about immigration numbers.

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A Lib-Lab coalition should not be dismissed out of hand

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The most likely scenario in 2015 is a hung-parliament. Policymakers should be considering how they deal with that reality.

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