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Nick Clegg’s conference speech: Optimistic but still unclear

The Deputy Prime Minister gave a strong performance, but if we are to agree with Nick again we still need a clearer idea of what he stands for

By Serena Kutchinsky  

Can Clegg be the balancing force he wants to be? © Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Against a backdrop of resignation speculation and falling poll ratings, Nick Clegg sauntered on to the stage in Glasgow, half-an-hour behind schedule. The Deputy Prime Minister, whose tardiness was possibly due to yet another outfit change, was smartly attired and looking battle ready. He was fighting for his political life and he knew it—speculation has been rife about potential…

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