Clegg: 'we were right' to make case for 'open Britain'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that he "totally accepts" the verdict of voters after his party's mauling at last week's European elections, but believes it was right to make a case for an open Britain that doesn't "blame foreigners."

ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has tweeted:

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Clegg: I totally accept verdict of voters but it was right we made case for open Britain that doesn't turn in on itself & blame foreigners

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Clegg: A year out before Gen Elex when we are being vindicated on those big judgements - would be wrong time to lose our nerve.

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Clegg: if I felt changing strategy, changing leaders, pulling out of coalition...wld deal with challenges I wouldn't hesitate to advocate it

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