Nick Clegg is hoping that there are votes to pick up in being the clearest voice on the pro-Europe side of the debate.
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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg told delegates at his Party's conference today that he loved Britain and wanted it to stay in the European Union.
In his keynote speech, the Deputy Prime Minister also attacked Ukip, calling them the "acceptable face" of backward-facing politics.
ITV News political correspondent Romilly Weeks was at the conference in York:
Nick Clegg intends to remain as Liberal Democrat leader until at least 2020 - whether or not the party is in power - his office said today as speculation about the Deputy Prime Minister's future overshadowed his spring conference speech.
The Deputy Prime Minister was forced to respond to speculation about his future following reports that senior MPs were positioning themselves as possible successors.
"Nick Clegg intends to be the leader of the Liberal Democrats today, tomorrow, into the 2015 election and through the whole of the next parliament," a spokesman said.
"He intends to be leader of the Liberal Democrats whether or not we are in government."
The Liberal Democrats are the only guardians of a "modern, open and tolerant Britain", leader Nick Clegg has said to the party's spring conference.
Mr Clegg defended his party's role in the coalition government, and said the party must remain in power after next year's general election to ensure the "reconstruction and renewal" of the country.
The deputy prime minister added that, though many "still feel the squeeze" of the recent economic downturn, British people can "finally see the light at the end of the tunnel".
Nick Clegg has aimed fire at Nigel Farage and Ukip for their "politics of blame" in his closing speech at the Liberal Democrats' spring conference in York.
As some polls indicate eurosceptic Ukip may overtake the Lib Dems in May's European elections, Clegg said: "Do you want Britain in or out [of the EU]? That's the real question in May."
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says he is delighted that dates have been set for a debate with Ukip leader Nigel Farage on the European Union.
The fiercely pro-European Deputy Prime Minister challenged Mr Farage to a debate a fortnight ago, and the announcement of the arrangements came as Mr Clegg used a speech in London to ramp up his attack on the eurosceptic party's leader.
"I am delighted that it has been confirmed that these debates will happen. I'm relishing the prospect of talking about how the Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain in Europe to protect British jobs while Ukip want to yank us out and threaten our recovery." The Deputy Prime Minister said.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is to go head to head with Ukip's Nigel Farage in two broadcast debates on the European Union in the run-up to the May 22 elections to the European Parliament.
Following negotiations between the parties and broadcasters, a radio debate will take place on LBC on March 26, hosted by Nick Ferrari, and a televised debate on BBC2 on April 2, hosted by David Dimbleby.
Nick Clegg has said Britain's intelligence services should be overseen by a single watchdog in the wake of a series of privacy scandals.
He said the watchdog, dubbed the Inspector General for the UK intelligence services, would:
- Have "reinforced powers, remit and resources"
- Bring together the present Interception of Communications Commissioner and Intelligence Services Commissioner
- Allow appeals against decisions of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal and publication of the reasons for rulings
- Put a member of the opposition in charge of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee "to avoid accusations that the committee is too cosy with the Government of the day"
The Deputy Prime Minister has called for a rethink of the way intelligence services collect data en masse following the revelations of US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Writing in the Guardian, Nick Clegg set out a series of reforms he hopes his Conservative coalition partners will back.
These included annual reports on requests made to internet and telephone providers, changes to the intelligence and security commission and a website about the work of British security agencies.
The Liberal Democrat leader said a respected security think-tank had agreed to carry out an independent expert review of "big data" and privacy issues in a bid to secure consensus on other changes.
"It is in all our interests that the intelligence agencies are able to operate successfully. Their effectiveness, and ultimately our own safety, depends on their ability to command public trust," Mr Clegg wrote.