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Was Nick Clegg responsible for the rise of Jeremy Corbyn?

Pundits often attribute the Islington MP's success to the fall of New Labour. But many of Corbyn's young fans grew up under the coalition government

By Julia Blunck  

The disappointment of Clegg's liberalism helped fuel the Corbyn surge. Photo: PA/Prospect composite

It hasn’t been a good year for Nick Clegg. In an interview recently, he confessed that even his own nephews and nieces did not vote for his party, instead preferring Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for the country. Clegg claimed that they either didn’t know about Corbyn’s position on Brexit, or they simply shrugged it off, with the assumption that things would work themselves out. Even the young people in his own family, it seems, had been…

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