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Labour attack 'desperate' Clegg speech

Labour's deputy leader has hit out at Nick Clegg after his conference speech, accusing him of being "desperate" to justify working with the Tories.

Harriet Harman attacked the Deputy Prime Minister over his suggestion that the Lib Dems should be judged by their achievements in government.

Harriet Harman issued a stinging rebuke to Nick Clegg. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

"Nick Clegg was right about one thing in his speech - the Lib Dems should be judged on their record. It is a record of broken promises and weakness.

She said Mr Clegg was "trying desperately to justify the decision he and his party took to back the Tories all the way".

Liberal Democrats 'must make their voices heard'

Addressing party activists in Glasgow, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said:

Someone has to stand up for the liberal Britain in which we and millions of decent, reasonable people believe.

For tolerance, compassion, openness, unity - the values this party holds so dear.

If the Liberal Democrat voice is marginalised in British politics, our country will be meaner, poorer and weaker as a result.

We must not and cannot let that happen. We must make our voice heard.

– Nick Clegg


Clegg urges voters to give Lib Dems another chance

Nick Clegg has urged voters to give the Liberal Democrats another chance, after admitting his party have been tainted by government.

Nick Clegg addressing party activists. Credit: ITV News

The Deputy Prime Minister acknowledged that he was "no longer the "untainted... fresh-faced outsider", vowing to learn from the "mistake" of his infamous U-turn on university tuition fees.

"How will you judge us? By the one policy we couldn't deliver or by the countless policies we did deliver in Government," he said at the party's conference in Glasgow.

Mr Clegg claimed his was the only party who stood up for "decent British values" against "un-British" politics.

Clegg accuses May of 'playing politics with national security'

Nick Clegg has accused Home Secretary Theresa May of "playing party politics with national security".

"Stop playing on people's fears simply to try and get your own way," Mr Clegg said in his conference speech.

"Your Communications Data Bill was disproportionate, disempowering. We blocked it once and we'll do it again," he told Mrs May.

Al Murray distances himself from Clegg praise

Comedian Al Murray has distanced himself from Nick Clegg's praise for his comments during the Scottish referendum campaign.

Clegg said the "Pub Landlord" had struck a chord by noting there was something "wonderfully vague about being British" in the lead-up to last month's poll.

But Murray quickly took to Twitter to say: "This Clegg business is nothing to do with me."

He went on to offer the Deputy Prime Minister some policy suggestions.


Clegg hits out at 'un-British' Farage and Salmond

Nick Clegg has said "something very un-British is taking root" in British politics, accusing Nigel Farage and Alex Salmond of wanting to "pull us apart".

Mr Clegg warned of the dangers of "bitter nationalism", adding: "A growing movement of people who want to pull us apart.

"Salmond, Farage, the bitter tribalism of left and right - in their different ways they're all doing the same thing.

"A growing pick-a-side politics, in a world of us-versus-them."

Clegg: Haines and Henning stood for hope and compassion

Nick Clegg has paid tribute to David Haines and Alan Henning who were murdered by Islamic State militants.

Nick Clegg. Credit: ITV News

Mr Clegg said both men stood for "hope and compassion", and vowed to defeat the "barbarity" of the "cowards" who took their lives.

"Britain will not be intimidated," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

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