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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World Class Podcast

22nd May 2018

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 .  

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

21st May 2018

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…

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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

13th 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.  

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Northern Europeans hold the eurozone’s future in their hands

10th May 2018

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.

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Institute for Government: In conversation with Nick Clegg

23rd April 2018

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.

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2018 Pushkin Prize shortlist announced

20th April 2018

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.

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I’ve launched a podcast – and my first guest is Nigel Farage – The i Newspaper

20th April 2018

Boris Johnson used to have one. So did Sadiq Khan. Harriet Harman had a turn too. Nigel Farage does his four times a week. In fact, you can hardly pick up a phone these days without a politician answering. Like knocking on doors or holding a constituency surgery, hosting a radio phone-in has become just another way to speak directly to the voters. Yet it was uncharted territory when my show, Call Clegg, launched on LBC back in January 2013. Not surprisingly, the idea won a string of negative reviews before I had even arrived for my first half hour…

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Westminster Hour – BBC Radio 4

11th April 2018

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…

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