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Eyes on the prize: Nick Clegg

There was a telling moment in the press section of the audience for Nick Clegg’s question and answer session with delegates at the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham on Monday afternoon. Clegg had just dropped into the discussion a new pledge of £355m for educating girls in the poorer parts of Asia and Africa, and a reporter from a Conservative-supporting newspaper rang his newsdesk to pitch the story. There was a pause, indicating a lack of…

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