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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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  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 21st Dec - 5:07pm
    I'm glad Caron has written this. The SNP said "oil will pay for it all", then its value has crashed and Salmond has the cheek...
  • User AvatarPaul Pettinger 21st Dec - 5:06pm
    Try reading the coalition agreement theakes - the Govt's key goal was deficit reduction, and by now the structural deficit was supposed to have been...
  • User Avatarstuart moran 21st Dec - 5:02pm
    Caron Why is wanting to be shot of on of the people who has brought the LD to the state where they are currently considered...
  • User AvatarBill le Breton 21st Dec - 4:51pm
    Sesenco says it all, really. Whether Clegg has played a tough hand well or not well is irrelevant. Without him as leader we shall gain...
  • User Avatarg 21st Dec - 4:45pm
    Joe Otton Is this a new formulation: “continuation of X which your party voted for”? In other words we didn’t vote for it but you...
  • User AvatarPaul in Wokingham 21st Dec - 4:40pm
    @Theakes and Sesenco - a broader and more significant example of this Clegg effect was to be seen on "I'm a Celebrity" a couple of...