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Stanford Speech: Brexit and Europe – what happens now?

May 25, 2018 8:37 am Published by Comments Off on Stanford Speech: Brexit and Europe – what happens now?

On his recent visit to Stanford University, Nick gave a keynote speech entitled “Brexit and Europe – what happens now?’ You can listen to a recording of the speech here.    


Member, Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity (TCEI)

May 22, 2018 10:59 am Published by Comments Off on Member, Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity (TCEI)

In May, Sir Nick was among the leading figures in politics, tech, media and business to launch a Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity (TCEI). Working with political and private sector leaders, and the media, the Commission will fill a void in transatlantic coordination, identifying and plugging gaps and raising awareness from governments to citizens; and it will look into the level of risk exposure across Western countries and ask how technology can address the problem. The Commission is co-chaired by former NATO Chief and Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen; and former US Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. For more information, click here.


World Class Podcast

May 22, 2018 10:43 am Published by Comments Off on World Class Podcast

On a recent visit to Stanford University, Nick appeared as a guest on the World Class podcast – a series from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) hosted by former Stanford president and senior fellow at FSI, Gerhard Casper. In this conversation, Nick discussed whether it was too late to stop Brexit, and what we might expect for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Listen here .  


Zeitgeist Speech – Leadership in the Technological Age

May 22, 2018 9:56 am Published by Comments Off on Zeitgeist Speech – Leadership in the Technological Age

On May 15th Nick gave a keynote speech at Google Zeitgeist.     The subject of the speech was Leadership in the Technological Age. You can watch the event on the link below, or to listen to Nick’s talk click here.


Speaker’s Lecture: Brexit and beyond – Britain’s place in the world in the 2020s

May 21, 2018 7:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Speaker’s Lecture: Brexit and beyond – Britain’s place in the world in the 2020s

Brexit and beyond – Britain’s place in the world in the 2020s Rt Hon Sir Nick Clegg Speaker’s Lecture Series Westminster May 21st 2018   I have been asked to look ahead to 2020 and beyond, and to paint a picture of Britain’s place in the world in 5, 10, 20 years from now, beyond the immediate issues surrounding Brexit. Yet it is, in truth, impossible to peer beyond the current controversies surrounding Brexit because they will have such a profound effect on Britain’s strategic place in the wider world. We are at one of those unusual, pivotal, moments in…


Three politicians from different parties with very different beliefs are united on one thing… Britain must resist the march to a Hard Brexit fantasy land

May 13, 2018 8:34 am Published by Comments Off on Three politicians from different parties with very different beliefs are united on one thing… Britain must resist the march to a Hard Brexit fantasy land

We come from different political parties with distinct histories, policies and ideological beliefs. There have been many occasions when we have disagreed with one another. There are many issues on which we still don’t see eye to eye. However, when it comes to putting our country before our political parties, in the debate about Brexit we are unequivocally united. Read more here.  


Northern Europeans hold the eurozone’s future in their hands

May 10, 2018 10:04 am Published by Comments Off on Northern Europeans hold the eurozone’s future in their hands

Brexit, nationalism in central and eastern Europe and unresolved differences within the eurozone are the greatest threats to the EU. The UK’s vote to leave demolished the idea that European integration is irreversible. The illiberal chauvinism of the Polish and Hungarian governments undermines the bloc’s democratic values. And a failure to come to a new north-south agreement within the eurozone threatens Europe’s economic stability. Read more here.


Episode 2: Know your frenemy…Nick Clegg talks to GEORGE OSBORNE

May 4, 2018 12:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Episode 2: Know your frenemy…Nick Clegg talks to GEORGE OSBORNE

On this week’s episode of ANGER MANAGEMENT WITH NICK CLEGG, the former Deputy Prime Minister reconnects with his old Cabinet sparring partner and Coalition frenemy GEORGE OSBORNE – once Chancellor of the Exchequer, now editor of the Evening Standard, firm opponent of Brexit and helpful supplier of constructive criticism to the current Prime Minister (of whom he is famously fond). How is anger driving our day-to-day politics? What are the Tories getting wrong in “running against metropolitan Britain”? How is the BBC failing us – and should Facebook be regulated? On the less intense side, Nick finds out which way George…


Institute for Government: In conversation with Nick Clegg

April 23, 2018 11:41 am Published by Comments Off on Institute for Government: In conversation with Nick Clegg

Last week (April 19th) the Institute for Government invited Nick to discuss the UK’s future relationship with the EU and the challenges ahead for the Brexit negotiations.     In a conversation with Bronwen Maddox, the Director of the IFG, Nick discussed the route to stopping Brexit, the Parliamentary debates over the Customs Union, the position of the Labour Party, and the ongoing Windrush scandal. You can watch the event on the link below, or to listen to Nick’s talk click here.


2018 Pushkin Prize shortlist announced

April 20, 2018 9:22 pm Published by Comments Off on 2018 Pushkin Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2018 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize has been announced. This year, Sir Nick was the chair of the judges. Sir Nick said: “This is a fantastic and varied selection of high quality books on Russia, of as much interest to the general as the specialist reader. Each of these titles will give any reader a better understanding of Russia’s history, culture and outlook. This has never been more important given the current tensions between Russian and the West. It was a tough but fascinating process for the judges to pick only six.” Read more here.