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Nick Clegg

Why Sheffield Hallam is the most important constituency at the General Election

April 28, 2015

It could all come down to Sheffield Hallam. Sheffield Hallam is Nick Clegg’s constituency. Recent polling from Lord Ashcroft indicates that Nick Clegg is marginally behind Labour, although my erstwhile colleague, Jackie South previously indicated that Nick Clegg may well hold onto his seat. But, the reason Sheffield Hallam is so important is because of […]

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Week 17: Villain – Nick Clegg

April 26, 2015

This week’s villain of the week is Nick Clegg for appearing to rule out a Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition in a hung parliament as he dismissed any deal that relied on “life support” from the SNP. Clegg also stated that any coalition with the party that finished second in the election would lack legitimacy with voters, […]

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Labour’s Options Narrow As Nick Clegg Sides With The Tories

April 24, 2015

Two developments today have strengthened Tory hands. The first and least surprising was Nigel Farage confirming that UKIP were ‘no longer neutral’ over who is to be Prime Minister and calling for a Tory-UKIP pact to ensure that David Cameron is.   Although hardly a shock there had been, at one point at least, a sense […]

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The Debates Debate

October 22, 2014

Last week the broadcasters collectively put together a proposal for leader debates for next May’s general election.   The proposal is for three debates.  The first is to involve David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.  The second a debate (along the lines of those in 2010) between Cameron, Miliband and Clegg and finally […]

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Week 29: Prat – Nick Clegg

July 20, 2014

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader, Nick Clegg for his party’s laughable u-turn on the bedroom tax Last week the Lib Dems announced that the supported the repeal of the vindictive and cruel bedroom tax.   This loathsome policy, that seeks to force the poorest out […]

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Why David Cameron Is Wrong On Knives

May 13, 2014

On Sunday Jackie South wrote a post supporting David Cameron’s position on sentencing on knife crime: that a second conviction for an offence involving knives should automatically result in a prison sentence  This post puts the alternative case. Nick Clegg has publicly opposed the proposal and bragged about how he has used his veto in […]

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Why Nick Clegg is Wrong About Knives

May 11, 2014

Here at All That’s Left, we are split in our views on whether Nick Clegg was right to frustrate legislation to introduce mandatory prison sentences for second offences involving knives. This is the case in favour of the proposed change. All 17 year old Dogan Ismael wanted to do was get his brother’s stolen phone […]

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Nick Clegg’s Political Prostitution

February 17, 2014

Nick Clegg has hinted at a possbile Labour-Lib Dem coalition after the next election. He told a BBC documentary that Labour had “changed” and was realising it might have to share power with other parties. He also said the Conservatives needed to re-engage with “mainstream” voters. Clegg also went on to add, “There is just […]

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Rennard: Legal Options and Realities

January 21, 2014

The ongoing farce that is the Lib Dems’ handling of the Lord Rennard sexual harassment allegations has resulted, inevitably perhaps, in media reports of legal actions that he might bring against the party to restore his position.  These are reported, usually, from a position of supreme legal ignorance.  It is just assumed that as Rennard […]

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Prat of the Year Awards 2013

December 31, 2013

Another vintage year of prattish behaviour comes to a close. But, you ask, who were 2013’s greatest prats of all? This is the verdict of our panel of judges. But before we do the run down, here are some that didn’t quite make it into the final cut. First off, in some pretty spectacular prattery […]

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We Are All In This Together: A Political Drama – The Story So Far…

October 7, 2013

We Are All In This Together Genre: Political Drama Location: Westminster Village, London, UK Staring: David Cameron, George Osborne, Michael Gove, Nicholas Clegg, Jeremy Hunt, Eric Pickles, Theresa May, Daniel Alexander, Iain Duncan Smith, Vincent Cable and William J Hague Guest appearances from: Liam Fox, Louise Mensch, Philip Hammond, Chris Grayling, Owen Patterson, Edward Davey, […]

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Liberal Democrats: 25 years and out…

September 21, 2013

By guest blogger – Jock of the North Former Liberal Democrat activist and Parliamentary Candidate. I am not renewing my membership of the Liberal Democrats next month. Some have commented that this must have been a difficult decision. Despite 25 years of involvement, despite the fun had, despite thousands of hours invested and goodness knows […]

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The Alternative Lib Dem Conference Speech by Nick Clegg

September 19, 2013

“Fellow Liberal Democrats, I have in my hands two conference speeches. In my right hand, I have my official speech that has just been issued under embargo to the media. In my left hand, I have another speech – and this is the speech that I am going to give today. First of all. I […]

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Week 37: Prat – Sarah Teather

September 15, 2013

This week’s prat award goes to former Children’s Minister, and Lib Dem MP, Sarah Teather for announcing that she is to step down as an MP at the 2015 general election because of “some aspects of government policy”. Surely anyone who resigns because of current government policy should be given a hero award? In the […]

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The Lib Dems: Enough is enough

September 12, 2013

“Don’t settle for low politics and broken promises” – Nick Clegg, 2010 Yes, he fucking well did say that. And yes, he fucking well settled for it. As always with Nick Clegg – Do as I say, not as I do. It has been well documented within the panic rooms of the All That’s Left […]

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Gagging Bill: It is time to gag the Lib Dems

September 11, 2013

The Liberal Democrats: I worked for them. I have always voted for them. I now want to gag them. No Liberal Democrat MP has rebelled against the massively illiberal and undemocratic Gagging Bill. Not even the self styled “principled” Sarah Teather. Not even the self styled doyen of liberalism Simon Hughes. None of them. Absolutely […]

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Week 28: Prat – Alex Salmond, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband

July 14, 2013

This weeks’s Prat Award is given to joint recipients. It is awarded to Messrs Salmond, Cameron, Clegg and Miliband for their attempts to over indulge and cash in on Andy Murray’s Wimbledon triumph. When Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to give Britain its first Wimbledon Men’s Singles title in 77 years, a nation rejoiced. It […]

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Grown up leadership from Nick Clegg

May 22, 2013

Despite all his naivety and misplaced positioning of the Lib Dems, one thing that I really admire about Nick Clegg is that he continues to raise his head above the parapet in times of trouble. He never shirks it. His statement today will highlight that the coalition is lacking leadership and focus and he states […]

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Week 9: Prat – Nick Clegg

March 3, 2013

This Week’s Prat of the Week is no stranger to this award, it is once again the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg Nick Clegg’s end of the week was a lot better than his start.   The  Lib Dem’s retention of Eastleigh, masking a 14% fall in the Lib Dem […]

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Week 7: Prat – Ed Davey

February 18, 2013

A slightly belated announcement for last week’s Prat of the Week award caused by an appalling wifi connection in the Berlin apartment in which I have stayed over the last few days. Anyway the Award  goes to Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and Lib Dem MP for Kingston and Surbiton,  Ed Davey.  […]

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Prat of the Year Awards 2012

January 21, 2013

This is a post by Jackie South which was originally posted on 1 January 2013 but which was lost from the site during our recent difficulties.  It is not clear whether the post is complete and unfortunately all comments on the post and any graphics originally posted have been lost. Now for the most important Award […]

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The Coalition 2015 Fallacy

October 2, 2012

Westminster Village conventional wisdom has developed over the last few months to the effect that the most likely result of the next general election is a further hung parliament and therefore another coalition government, with the Lib Dems in prime position.    Unsurprisingly, given the Westminster Village’s usual record (see for example the consensus around the inevitable […]

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Oh and Nick, while you’re at it……

September 20, 2012

What a snivelling apology it was from Nick Clegg, brimming over with green biled insincerity. There was only one reason that Nick Clegg made that apology – and it has nothing to do with remorse, or an acceptance of his mistake, it was plainly and simply another shoddy attempt to save his own skin. Let’s […]

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Great news for lazy blokes

September 17, 2012

Today, Michael Gove and Nick Clegg skipped hand-in-hand to school to announce the death of GCSEs.  No more coursework, instead the replacement will rely solely on final exams. I was in the last but one cohort to take O-levels.  As a bright but fairly lazy kid, O-levels were made for me: do the minimum work […]

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House of Lords Reform and the Boundary Review: Labour Play A Blinder

August 7, 2012

I wrote a piece on the politics of the boundary review a few weeks back.   Ray North wrote yesterday at the predictable and embarrassing hole that the Lib Dems have got themselves into over the whole sorry mess.    I want for a moment though to salute the Labour Party for the way it has played […]

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Lib-Dems in outbreak of principle shock?

June 12, 2012

Odd. We’ve spent a lot of time on this website considering what might be the thing that breaks the back of the coalition – we’ve wondered aloud whether the NHS would do it, or whether the failure of the Tories to back AV, or, perhaps the worsening economic news might break the coalition – but, […]

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Can anything save the Lib-Dems?

May 21, 2012

Recent opinion polls have put the Lib-dems in fourth place behind UKIP, suggesting that less than 8% of voters would vote for them if there was a general election today. Now, I leave matters concerned with polling and psephology to Jackie who is an expert – but, even I know that if those polls were […]

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Week 19: Prat – David Cameron

May 13, 2012

For the Second Week in a row, the Allthatsleft Prat of the Week, step forward the Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron It wasn’t so long ago that we on these pages (and me in particular) considered David Cameron to be an evil political genius and by some way the most impressive political leader around.    That […]

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Is Nick Clegg Clueless, Dishonest or Both?

May 9, 2012

Yesterday’s embarrassing Basildon Tractor Factory Rose Garden 2 Coalition re-launch had two revealing particularly revealing moments: one from each of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. I’ll write about David Cameron’s moment in a further post, as I want to concentrate first on Nick Clegg. Here is what Nick Clegg said in an attempt […]

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It Was 20 Years (and 4 Days) Ago Today: 5 Random Reflections on the 1992 General Election

April 13, 2012

There was, understandably, plenty written about the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 general election over the weekend. It is an election which was especially painful for the left, not so much because of the defeat, but because up until election day itself, there was hope that John Major’s Tories would lose. And that was all […]

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