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“This is not a snub. I thought it would be a nice change to get out of the Westminster bubble”: Clegg on his Autumn Statement absence

clegg on levesonNick Clegg has taken my advice.*

Back in July, I offered the Lib Dem leader five unsolicited pieces of advice. Most he’s ridden roughshod over: Vince Cable wasn’t appointed the party’s shadow chancellor for the next election, Jo Swinson wasn’t promoted to the cabinet, and (as far as I know) Nick continues to rule out options other than a full coalition in the event of a hung parliament.

But item number 4 was this:

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  • User AvatarMartin 19th Nov - 2:26pm
    I am not so sure about the court action, but I do find it hard to accept that meek compliance with an overwhelmingly hostile media...
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    Thomas, the difference with capital spending is you have more discretion around timing of borrowing and expenditure. Current spending on essential public services has to...
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    I agree with Roger Billins, re the leadership since the Euros. Going for straight Revoke was a mistake. Agreeing to the election was a mistake....
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    Slogan suggestion: 'Get it done' - BIN BREXIT with the LIB DEMS!
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    i think it was a very bad error to go to court. As a lawyer, i could have predicted the outcome. I agree with David...
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    This is extremely sensible policy we use we pay we support the NHS. Together with health education as prevention better than cure. Why is this...