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Nick Clegg’s letter from the leader: People count

This week Nick covers the economy, the fall in unemployment, the big problem with David Cameron’s speech on the EU, and rounds off with reform of the royal succession.

The point that while the economy is weak, employment is surprisingly strong is something that is perplexing the economists (video) and I’m surprised it doesn’t get more attention.

It hasn’t hit the headlines, perhaps because the fall in unemployment was thought to be a blip. But after over a year, this is clearly something to be welcomed. I’d like to …

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Evan and David: showing what liberalism is all about

There are times it’s good to be a Liberal Democrat. Take, for example, last December’s Private Members’ Bills ballot for the 2008-09 Parliamentary session. Four Lib Dem MPs were drawn in the top 20, with David Heath and Evan Harris in the top five. David announced the subject of his bill last week: ending fuel poverty.

And yesterday, as widely trailed in the media, Evan announced what he would devote his bill to – reversing centuries of discrimination against Catholics and women under the Act of Settlement and other enactments. Here’s an excerpt from Evan’s press …

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  • User AvatarMary Reid 26th Oct - 2:05pm
    Nick Collins - she said that on the Daily Politics this morning
  • User AvatarMary Reid 26th Oct - 1:58pm
    Simon McGrath - I think you are correct, and I had misunderstood. It seems the constituency does have to go through another selection process
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 26th Oct - 1:29pm
    Sarah Olney said that normal processes for a by-election will be followed. She did not now about other possible Liberal Democrat candidates. Martin: No. John...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 26th Oct - 1:24pm
    Martin: you assume that the by-election will only be fought on the issue of Heathrow. While Goldsmith would like it that way, it isn't going...
  • User AvatarNick Collins 26th Oct - 1:17pm
    If the Tories stick to their intent not to put up a candidate to defend the government's decision, Goldsmith's resignation to cause a by-election will...
  • User AvatarThe Professor 26th Oct - 12:39pm
    Edit: opposing Heathrow EXPANSION