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Sir Nick Clegg

Sir Nick Clegg

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Sir Nick Clegg served as Deputy Prime Minister in Britain’s first post war Coalition Government from 2010 to 2015. He was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015 and was Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam for 12 years before the 2017 General Election.

As Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Nick Clegg occupied the second highest office in the country at a time when the United Kingdom was recovering from a deep recession following the banking crisis of 2008, and hugely controversial decisions were needed to restore stability to the public finances. During that time, he oversaw referenda on electoral reform and Scottish independence, and extensive reforms to the education, health and pensions systems. He was particularly associated with landmark changes to the funding of schools, early years’ education and the treatment of mental health within the NHS.

Prior to his entry into British politics, Nick served as a leading Member of the European Parliament on trade and industry affairs and as an international trade negotiator in the European Commission dealing with the accession of China and Russia into the World Trade Organisation. Sir Nick is one of the most high-profile pro-European voices in British politics, and has played an influential role in the debate leading up to and since the EU referendum in June 2016.

As well as leading his small think tank, Open Reason, Sir Nick is a Global Commissioner for the Global Commission on Drugs Policy, and a trustee of the Social Mobility Foundation and Radix, a radical centrist think tank. He remains an outspoken advocate of civil liberties and centre ground politics, of radical measures to boost social mobility, and of an internationalist approach to world affairs.

Sir Nick’s book, ‘Politics: Between the Extremes’, (a Sunday Times Best Seller) was published in September 2016 and is a reflection on his time in Government and the place of liberalism in the current political landscape. He published his second best-selling book, ‘How to Stop Brexit – and Make Britain Great Again’, in October 2017.

He received a knighthood in the 2018 New Years Honours list, for his political and public service.

Sir Nick Clegg’s insight into the most senior levels of UK government, combined with an integral understanding and experience of European politics, contacts at the highest levels of government across the EU, and fluency in five European languages, mean that his views and analysis on the current Government’s Brexit negotiations continue to be in high demand.

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Sir Nick Clegg

Politics: Between the Extremes

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