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Nick Clegg insists he won't back down in Lord Rennard row

Nick Clegg has insisted he will not back down on his demands for Lord Rennard to apologise to women who made allegations about his behaviour. The party's former chief executive has launched legal action to block a second internal inquiry.

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Lib Dem MEP on Lord Rennard: 'This isn't Jimmy Savile'

Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies has sparked controversy by claiming the media portrayal of Lord Rennard has been like the "Salem witch trials," adding that "this isn't Jimmy Savile."

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Westminster Hour, Mr Davies said:

It's become like the Salem witch trials.

This isn’t Jimmy Savile.

This is touching someone’s leg through clothing ...equivalent of an Italian man pinching a woman’s bottom.

– Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies

Mr Davies also questioned leader Nick Clegg's stance over the allegations.

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