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Nick Clegg: Lib Dems must stick in the middle

Former deputy PM defends role in coalition and turns fire on Brexiteer Tories like Michael Gove—and also the Labour Party

By Tom Clark  

Clegg speaks to Prospect Editor Tom Clark at The Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in Bournemouth. Photo: Darren Hughes

In his only engagement in the Liberal Democrat conference, Nick Clegg launched a defiant defence of his record in the coalition at a packed Prospect meeting—and warned his still-traumitised party it should stand ready to share power again.

Over two years after leaving office, and three months after losing his Sheffield seat, the former deputy prime minister was in a relaxed mood, but did not diguise his simmering anger not only at…

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