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By youngian
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Littlejohn's brain wrote:
Tubby Isaacs wrote:He didn't even get a department last time.
Exactly he didn't Clegg sold the Lib Dems down the river in exchange for a non-job. BTW has anyone read that Adonis book on the coalition? Clegg apparently doesn't come out of it very well
Give us a synopsis.
 
By youngian
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Littlejohn's brain wrote:Basically he was ideoloigcally committed to the Tories See below

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/20 ... ttle-power" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
With the support of the nationalist parties (who would never allow themselves to be held responsible for the formation of a Tory government), he estimates that a Labour-Lib Dem coalition would have had a majority of around 30
Was that true, I seem to remember Lab-Lib-Nats coalition still wouldn't of had an overall majority.

Adonis's tone over Clegg's slippery negotiation tactics sounds sanctimonious. Its politics not Eastenders.
By new puritan
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Don't think a rainbow coalition would have held together for any length of time, even if they had been able to cobble one together. But it's probably true that Clegg (and particularly Laws) were more inclined to go into coalition with the Tories.
 
By MisterMuncher
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Clegg has weighed in on the furore around Ched Evans returning to football. Apparently it would be for the best if he played outside the UK for a while.

Fabtastic work, Nick. That's exactly the kind of tough stance we expect on apparently unrepentant rapists.
By PaulOnBooks
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Website claims to offer Nick Clegg's services for up to $55,000 a speech
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... 000-speech" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
A promotional biography on the website says that “despite the hugely controversial decisions needed to restore stability to the public finances, Nick Clegg successfully maintained his party’s support for a full five-year term of office”.
 
By youngian
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http://www.leadingauthorities.com/speakers/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It appears to be a site for third banana US political hacks. They could probably slot Clegg on an American lecture tour as a prominent respected European politician along with someone from PASOK and Ben Swain.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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He'll be answering all your questions. Er...

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/former-rnc-c ... rate-flag/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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