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Nick Clegg is escalating the coalition slanging match

In a speech today on immigration, the Deputy Prime Minister is expected to criticise the government's focus on the net migration target

By Josh Lowe  

Clegg: ready for a fight. © David Spender

Nick Clegg today takes the coalition’s pre-election slanging match to a whole new level. In a speech in London, the Deputy Prime Minister is expected to hit out at the Conservative party’s target of reducing net migration to the tens of thousands, saying it has prevented the coalition government from working effectively to improve border controls.

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