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Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “From Eastleigh to Africa – and back again!”

Nick’s latest weekly missive focuses on two places: his visits as party leader to the Lib Dem by-election campaign in Eastleigh, and his visit as Deputy Prime Minister to Mozambique and Ethiopia to focus on ‘the three Ts’ – tax, transparency and trade. Here’s his letter in full…

libdem letter from nick clegg

Like so many of you, I’ve been to Eastleigh this week. I was there to visit a local college with our excellent candidate Mike Thornton on Monday, and after a brief stop off to see the kids, I headed straight

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Nick Clegg writes … A fairer and more prosperous world

Lynne Featherstone in Zambia. Photo:  some rights reserved by DFID http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/8220719712/Lynne Featherstone and I are travelling to Mozambique and Ethiopia this week, which will be my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa as Deputy Prime Minister. We will see the changing nature of our relationship with these African countries, as well as the UK’s international development programmes in action.

By working with Mozambique, Ethiopia and other developing countries, we are helping to create a world that is fairer, more prosperous and more secure.

This year the Coalition Government will meet our commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income on international development – an achievement that comes with much controversy but one I am proud to deliver.

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Daily View 2×2: 28 February, featuring Luciana Berger, homeopathy, Ethiopia and more

It’s Sunday. It’s 9am. It’s time for the latest news from Ethiopia, but first the blogs from the UK. Today we also have a special Luciana Berger update (never let it be said she’s going for the quiet competent candidate approach).

It’s also good to note that Liberal Democrat MPs have not been remiss in keeping up with the latest Twitter craze. Step forward and take a bow, Mr Rennie.

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The opposition: weak organization, lack of preparedness, appallingly low finances

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Daily View 2×2: 21 February 2010 including special “How does your website sound?” section

It’s Sunday. It’s 9am. It’s time for an extra special YouTube-free musical bonus, but first the blogs and the latest from Ethiopia.

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2 Big Stories: Ethiopian edition

Election Campaign With No Credible Alternatives: Uninspiring
By popular demand, our unrivalled of the Ethiopian elections continues. Previously we’ve brought you news of the punch-up over nomination papers, but today it’s news of an election launch with rather British overtones.

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Daily View 2×2: 7 February 2009 featuring the latest from Ethiopia – and a letterbox

It’s Sunday. It’s 9am on the date when, in 1974, Ted Heath called a snap election and, in 1812, Charles Dickens was born.

What better way to celebrate than to watch a YouTube clip about letterboxes? But first the blogs and the news.

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2 Big Stories

You probably know the news from the UK. So here’s the news from Ethiopia, followed by that letterbox movie.

Punch-up at registration office as two people claim to the opposition coalition’s candidate

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  • User AvatarNigel Jones 20th Dec - 11:18am
    Thank you Nick for this tribute and in particular for getting it put here on LDV for the rest of us to read. In our...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 20th Dec - 11:15am
    Yes, spoiled children make all sorts of remarks about how their parents are unfair when they don't let them get what they want! Somehow the...
  • User Avatarjohnmc 20th Dec - 11:02am
    @JohnTilley Meanwhile, over at Animal Farm, Young Bore the Labour leader summoned the flocks to listen to him speak, again. SnowBalls and co cheer him...
  • User AvatarNigel Jones 20th Dec - 11:01am
    @PBBrown I am sure Tim is not heartbroken, but aware of the difficulties we are in and obviously ready to fight back. His recent speeches...
  • User AvatarSarah Whitebread 20th Dec - 10:49am
    This is such a good debate, thank you for starting it Robin! I think the Citizens Income is a great idea. I've not seen anything...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 20th Dec - 10:37am
    A truly inspiring tribute to a truly inspiring leader.
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