Rationalising the green taxes on energy bills hardly contradicts David Cameron’s claim to lead the “greenest government ever”. Matthew d’Ancona, Andrew Rawnsley and James Forsyth today report Nick Clegg’s synthetic fury at the Prime Minister’s surprise promise to “roll back” green taxes.
But green levies on gas and electricity bills are a mess, as The Independent [...]
The Liberal Democrat leader is to support a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union in a speech tomorrow, as my colleague Jane Merrick reported in The Independent on Sunday yesterday.
The significance of this requires detailed textual analysis. Nick Clegg is going to say:
The Lib Dems believe it will be far better to have [...]
Nick Clegg’s opportunism never ceases to surprise. Tonight he has sent an email to Liberal Democrat members explaining why Syria is definitely not like Iraq, definitely not, not illegal and taking military action in Syria would be quite unlike anything that Tony Blair ever did completely.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that he repeats his [...]
Nick Clegg has set out his latest piece of semantic hypocrisy (last one here). According to a Liberal Democrat news release, he was asked:
You opposed the intervention in Iraq. There was evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Saddam. You opposed intervention against him. Why are you, as a party, now supporting intervention against [...]
Nick Clegg’s article in The Guardian today, trying to justify the smashing of that newspaper’s hard drives and the detention of the partner of one of its journalists, is yet another exercise in hypocritical sophistry.
As a defender of what Clegg still calls, hyperbolically, “the worst excesses of Labour authoritarianism”, I don’t feel strongly about destroying [...]
“To ensure fairness, we are making sure that those with the broadest shoulders bear the greatest burden.” George Osborne, in his email to supporters after the Spending Round.
Only just; only by a whisker of a tenth of one per cent, a figure that is bound to be revised. Here is the Chart of Everything from [...]
It is the blank-faced cynicism of Nick Clegg that we should fear the most. He has an article in The Independent on Sunday today reminding us that he was against the war in Iraq and saying that he is therefore totally, er, not against British military action in Syria now.
He repeats his slogan about the invasion of [...]
Like most reasonable people who disagreed with the invasion of Iraq, Nick Clegg must be embarrassed by the unreasoning haters who have been speaking increasingly on his behalf. Inevitably, he came across one on his phone-in on LBC radio this morning.
Dave from Ladbroke Grove: Nick, good morning it’s about another enquiry, this time it’s the [...]
Today’s Diiary from the Independent
Interesting from James Forsyth in the forthcoming edition of The Spectator:
Nick Clegg is currently preparing a big speech on immigration; it would have been given last week but for the Eastleigh by-election. He wants to address the fact that even those voters with an open mind towards his party view it as soft on immigration. [...]
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