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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 AvatarFiona 23rd Apr - 9:04am
    The good news is that it only takes a small up-swing in the polls for us get more seats, especially if the rises are coming...
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    UKIP going down isn't good news for the Lib Dems, because the votes appear to be going to the Tories. At the moment the polls...
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    Arthur. We had a referendum in 1975. The people who lost that Referendum fought for 41 years to have another. That is their democratic right....
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    The statement on the website about this is very clear and well written. The headline on front of the Observer has caused a bit of...
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    Great to see ..... inspiring me to do my bit, hope it inspires others :) :) I am off to Richmond this morning :)
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    There are three things to get across: 1. A stance on Brexit: the public seems to have the right perception as to our view, ACHIEVED...