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Clegg calls for reason over rage—but is his party listening?

He calls for moderation, but other Liberal Democrats have fiercer ideas

By Miranda Green   November 2016

Sad face: Nick Clegg became a whipping boy for the country's ills ©Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Politics: Between the Extremes by Nick Clegg (Bodley Head, £20)

The Death of Liberal Democracy? by David Boyle and Joe Zammit-Lucia (Radix, £11.99)

What is the opposite of populism? When it comes to the Liberal Democrats, crueller readers will be tempted to say unpopularity. But for Nick Clegg, like many other mainstream politicians now stranded in a raging electoral storm, the…

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