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How the papers viewed Nick Clegg’s comments on MPs’ pay

A snapshot of some of today’s headlines on Nick Clegg’s comments on MPs’ Pay is quite revealing. To refresh your memories, yesterday he told journalists at his new monthly press conference that he wouldn’t take the proposed rise himself, that he couldn’t control what other MPs so, but:

But I think all MPs, whatever status they hold, whatever position they hold, will know from their own constituents that there are millions of people in the United Kingdom at the moment who’ve had a remorseless squeeze on their living standards for some years now and that we’re asking millions of public sector

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Nick Clegg at PMQs: what the papers say

Nick Clegg’s performance at Prime Minister’s Questions has been widely commented upon in today’s press. If you want to see a blow by blow account of the event, then I have collected tweets here and the official Hansard report is here. For me, the absolute highlight of an excellent performance from Nick was how he dealt with a question by Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming, who asked a question about giving people who had been in care access to their files. Nick’s reply was sensitive and genuine as he promised help for those who had been abused.

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  • User Avatarfrankie 25th Feb - 10:55pm
    @Martin, Listening doesn't mean going along with people. You can listen and then put forward an argument about why you disagree. The Lib Dems to...
  • User AvatarMartin 25th Feb - 10:35pm
    Frankie: On the whole parties have listened, but crudely speaking the message is that people want more, but to pay less. That is not all...
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 25th Feb - 9:45pm
    Oh, and the USA was clearly on the up and likely to overtake smaller European powers.
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    Just one historical point. While it's correct to say few people in 1916 (outside the Bolsheviks) would have predicted the Soviet Union would be one...
  • User AvatarAmina osman 25th Feb - 9:37pm
    UK is the head of European countries and it is big power why not take advantage of that power instead of go down the queue????
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 25th Feb - 9:36pm
    The word is expatriate (outside the fatherland) and hence expat. An ex pat is possibly someone who used to be Irish, or alternatively (and I...