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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 AvatarJoe Otten 30th Jun - 1:00pm
    Sound as always from Vince. I have resisted signing the petition for a rerun of the referendum for similar reasons. However, I don't think we...
  • User AvatarRoland 30th Jun - 1:00pm
    @david franks - I agree with your point, although I would include the UK press, in following their own agenda, have also contributed over the...
  • User AvatarJennie 30th Jun - 12:57pm
    You lost me at the immigration bit. Sorry, Vince.
  • User AvatarPeter Kemp 30th Jun - 12:53pm
    Add my house to the list :) 100% remain surrounded by leave ( I am in VERY conservative Broxbourne in Herts ) ;)
  • User AvatarMichael Beckett 30th Jun - 12:51pm
    A real tour de force on the way forward by Vince Cable.
  • User AvatarDavid-1 30th Jun - 12:41pm
    @Steamdrivenandy: I do not know from where you derive your figures, but according to polls, Leave voters were considerably less than half of Labour (11%...