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Clegg's first conference speech as deputy prime minister was lacking in triumphalism
Hold your nerve, Clegg asks Lib Dems

By Alex Stevenson Nick Clegg has appealed to Liberal Democrat members in his first conference speech as deputy prime minister to “hold our nerve”. The request came just hours after conference delegates in Liverpool defeated the party leadership over the coalition government’s plans to create new free schools and academies. Mr Clegg directly addressed the… Read more »

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It was a bit embarrassing, frankly
Sketch: Clegg conference speech

There’s a scriptwriter trick which comes in particularly useful for thriller plots. Occasionally the writer will come across a plot hole he simply can’t work his way around, or write a storyline so unlikely as to be absurd. The trick is simply to have one of the characters comment on it. You don’t need to… Read more »