Two unmissable events tonight

Lynne FeatherstoneMost Liberal Democrats will be out campaigning in the early evening, but be aware that there are two very interesting things happening on radio and televisions. Typically they are both happening at roughly the same time, but that’s not so much of a problem in these days of modern technology.

First of all, on LBC, there’s a Women Leaders’ Debate. Our representative is Lynne Featherstone and she’s up against Conservative Nicky Morgan, UKIP’s Diane James and Harriet Harman for Labour.  It all kicks off at 7pm and you can watch here then or later.

Then at 7:30 pm on ITV (8pm on STV), there’s an in-depth profile of Nick Clegg where he and Miriam talk to Tom Bradby about the last five years.

During a segment at their home, Clegg and wife Miriam González Durántez told Bradby that they get through criticism by continuing to “stand together”, with Miriam saying “we have a very close environment of family and friends and I feel very protected”.

Miriam, who is an international lawyer, also spoke to Bradby about why self-confidence for women is still an issue in society.

She said: “I think it’s probably cultural because I don’t think that men are born sexist and that girls are born thinking that they are second-rate. But something happens there that makes sometimes girls think that they are a little bit less good.

“We see it for example a lot in relation to maths and science, they think that they are not quite there, though perhaps they are at the level of substance. But the more they see it,the more they can dream it”, she added.

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Patrick C Smith 10th Apr '15 - 9:51am

    The `In Depth Profile’ on Nick and Miriam Clegg interview was proof positive that both are a strong and determined partnership and will yet win hearts and minds with the undecided British voters.There is now a new media predicted and deserved new surge in the Liberal Democrats campaign, to stop Britain either lurching to the extreme margins of right or left, in the approaching General Election.

  • Nick Collins 10th Apr '15 - 10:29am

    “Unmissable”? They both sound pretty missable to me.

  • peter tyzack 10th Apr '15 - 4:36pm

    I think you have the phrase the wrong way round… THEY are ‘up against’ our Lynne.!

  • peter tyzack 10th Apr '15 - 4:42pm

    Mr Collins, the second programme should be required watching for anyone sceptical about Nick. Learn about the real man, don’t rely on the rhetoric of our opponents in the media.!
    Nick says he is incredibly proud of what has been achieved, – I am incredibly proud of him, and Miriam, for what they have done for the Party and the country, against all the negativism, and the sniping from his supposed supporters.. and he isn’t finished yet. ! See interview in today’s ‘I’.

  • Miriam, who is an international lawyer, also spoke to Bradby about why self-confidence for women is still an issue in society.

    She said: “I think it’s probably cultural because I don’t think that men are born sexist and that girls are born thinking that they are second-rate. But something happens there that makes sometimes girls think that they are a little bit less good.

    I agree with Miriam, it is cultural. It is like being born into a working class family, you are not born thinking that you are second-rate. But something happens there that makes sometimes working class children think they are a little bit less good. If you are a girl in a working class family you suffer a double whammy.

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