During a visit to Paris this week, Nick was interviewed on France 24. You can watch here or at the link below.
In politics, if you want to understand your enemies listen hard to their tone. The tone of your opponents normally tells you a lot more about what they’re really thinking than what they say. And the tone of the Brexiteers is increasingly brittle, angry and panicky. It isn’t just the – now frequent – demented headlines on the front page of Paul Dacre’s Daily Mail (“traitors”, “saboteurs”, “enemies of the people”). It isn’t just the – now frequent – self-absorbed rants from Dominic Cummings, the political apparatchik who helped to run the Brexit campaign. Read the full article here.
You can now watch Nick’s Speaker’s Lecture. The speech, entitled “Brexit and beyond – Britain’s place in the world in the 2020s”, was given in Parliament on May 21st 2018. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b4nz8k/the-brexit-lectures-series-1-nick-clegg-on-brexit
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.
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 .
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 land13th May 2018
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.
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.
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.
Nick Clegg criticises Labour’s Brexit stance. Sir Nick Clegg has told the Westminster Hour that Jeremy Corbyn will “embark on the greatest act of betrayal of progressive values this country has seen in many, many years” if he instructs Labour MPs to support Brexit. The former Deputy Prime Minister said it would be “impossible” for the party to end austerity if it proceeds with the UK leaving the EU. In a wide-ranging interview he also defended the role of private-sector companies in large infrastructure projects and warned there is currently “no solution to the biggest environmental challenges” the world is…