Media & Speeches

'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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Ministers Reflect: Nick Clegg

30th July 2018

Nick was interviewed as part of the Institute for Government’s Ministers Reflect series. He reflected on the way that the Coalition took decisions, on the pressures of being “wildly overstretched” as Deputy Prime Minister, and on his relationship with David Cameron. You can read the full interview here.  

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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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Episode 6: Rome and away… Italy’s ex-PM MATTEO RENZI on power, populism… and football

27th June 2018

Britain and the United States are not the only political systems to be rocked by the forces of populism. The convulsions of the past few years have left Italian politics unrecognisable. So where do we go from here? On the latest edition of ANGER MANAGEMENT, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi – Italy’s youngest-ever PM and head of the fourth longest-lasting government in Italian history – talks to Nick about his country’s present and future. Showing a rare sense of humour in a senior politician, he recounts the experiences that shaped him, explains where anger is leading Italian politics, and tells…

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The Commission on Electoral Integrity meets in Copenhagen

26th June 2018

The first meeting of The Commission on Electoral Integrity (TCEI) took place last week (Friday 22nd June) in Copenhagen. Nick, who is a TCEI Commissioner, travelled to the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, which provides a high-level strategic forum exclusively focused on the cause of democracy. Taking part in a panel discussion exploring how best to bring together an international alliance of democracies, Nick was joined by José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain, Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico, Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, and Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia. You can watch a recording of the event…

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We need to stand up and defend democracy in the era of Brexit and Putin

26th June 2018

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, the United States secretly financed Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic party. In 2013, the CIA finally admitted that it had helped to orchestrate the coup against Iran’s secular prime minister, Mohammed Mosaddeq, 60 years earlier. And in Latin America US meddling in domestic elections was, for a while, almost routine. Britain, too, has been no slouch when it comes to interference in other countries’ elections. In the US elections of 1940, for example, British intelligence officers waged a campaign of fake news and political manipulation in an attempt to marginalise candidates who were opposed to US intervention in…

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