Brexit

'How to Stop Brexit' - a short animation, narrated by Nick Clegg, explaining why you should reject the government's Brexit deal and how YOU can stop Brexit.

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BBC Newsnight interview

17th July 2018

Last night Nick was interview on BBC Newsnight. Following a series of Commons votes on Brexit, and another ministerial resignation, Nick declared that the government was in “an outright state of degeneration.” He also called for the Article 50 timetable to be extended, and revealed the EU negotiators had already concluded that the government’s Chequers Brexit deal was not acceptable. “This is a government now in an outright state of degeneration” – former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg argues that the UK is running out of time on Brexit @nick_clegg | #newsnight pic.twitter.com/3oIDP8NoLF — BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) July 16,…

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Channel 4 News Interview

17th July 2018

Nick was interviewed on Channel 4 News about Donald Trump’s latest comments on the EU. The President of the USA has described the EU as a “foe” to America. Nick argued that the world has changed beyond recognition since the referendum was held in 2016, and argued that, as a country, we need time to pause and consider whether Brexit is really the right course of action. "He seems more drawn to negotiating with illiberal authoritarian leaders around the world than with fellow democrats." Nick Clegg says “the world…has changed out of all recognition” since the election of Donald Trump…

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Episode 7: “This is not America”: former US Vice President JOE BIDEN on the power of positive example

16th July 2018

Few politicians have dealt with weightier global issues, or dealt with more devastating personal tragedy, than JOE BIDEN, two-term Vice President to Barack Obama. As a young senator in 1972 he lost his first wife and his daughter in a car crash. During his second term as Vice President, his son Beau succumbed to brain cancer aged only 46. On the latest edition of ANGER MANAGEMENT WITH NICK CLEGG, Joe Biden speaks movingly about how to deal with unimaginable loss without lapsing into despair. He talks about where the rage that now defines our political climate comes from, and how…

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May’s Brexit position will crumble so Article 50 should be delayed

16th July 2018

So, has she pulled it off? In response to Theresa May’s “Chequers deal” and Thursday’s White Paper establishing a UK negotiating position for the Brexit deal, business groups were positive, EU leaders publicly polite and pro-European Conservative “rebel” MPs supportive. Even Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, struck an emollient tone. Despite the resignations of Boris Johnson and David Davis, broadsides from Donald Trump and grumblings from backbench hardliners, the prime minister and her inner circle might be forgiven for thinking they are finally making progress towards a “smooth and orderly” Brexit. They would be very unwise to do so.…

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Hard Brexit Global Britain….is just a Fantasy Island

3rd July 2018

In May, Nick joined forces with former Labour foreign secretary David Miliband and Conservative chair of the Treasury select committee Nicky Morgan to warn against the dangers of a hard Brexit. In a major cross-party event, the trio spoke at Tilda, an iconic British firm which has been based in the UK for four decades and sells rice in more than 50 countries. For Tilda, the alternatives to Customs Union membership do not guarantee the same level of barrier-free access for its products in the rest of the EU and will require the firm to relocate part of its processing…

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March for a People’s Vote

25th June 2018

On Saturday, in Parliament Square, London, Nick was among the many thousands of people who attended the March for a People’s Vote.   Two years on since the referendum result, Nick believes that the Brexiters have “achieved nothing” and that it is ” time to give people their say” on whatever Brexit deal the government manages to secure. You can read more about the event here and find out more about the People’s Vote here.          

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Tantalising glimpse of an EU compromise on freedom of movement

18th June 2018

In April 2005, the mayor of Maubeuge, a town in northern France, sent a list of local plumbers to Frits Bolkestein, the straight-talking former Dutch EU commissioner. Mr Bolkestein was the author of a controversial EU directive that opened up local services — from hairdressing to ski lessons — to competition across the bloc. In a press conference, he had declared that he was looking forward to using the services of a “Polish plumber” because he couldn’t find a good local one for his holiday home near Maubeuge. His comments, unsurprisingly, caused outrage in France. A band of guerrilla electricians…

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The Thunderer: Pro-European MPs have a moral duty to resist Brexit

4th June 2018

If you saw someone you love repeatedly punch themselves in the head would you: a) try to stop them; or b) sit back and wait until they’d punched themselves unconscious before doing something? Your answer will provide important guidance for pro-Europeans. Should we try to alter the course of Brexit, giving people a chance to think again, or should we sit back and watch the country we love be deeply damaged? Philip Collins (“Let’s drop the pretence Brexit can be stopped”, June 1) is the latest in a growing chorus of pro-European commentators who believe there is nothing to be…

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Libération Interview

1st June 2018

Libération have featured an interview with Nick, following his visit to Paris. He discussed how Brexit could be stopped, and the role that Parliament can play in that process. Nick told the newspaper that the Conservative Party continues to negotiate with itself, and not with the rest of the EU. Click here to read the interview (in French).

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