HS2 could be delayed - Nick Clegg reacts

Responding to reports the Conservative manifesto may include a pause to HS2 to save money for Brexit, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam Nick Clegg said

"Just when it looked as if plans were finally moving forward to develop the much-needed Sheffield HS2 station, the Conservatives are now looking at delaying HS2 to pay for their divisive hard Brexit plans.

"The Conservatives know the hard Brexit being pursued by Theresa May, outside the Single Market, is set to blow a hole in the nation's finances.

"This myopic decision shows the Conservatives can't be trusted to deliver for Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

"This election is a chance for people in Sheffield to change the direction of our country, prevent a hard Brexit and protect spending on public services and infrastructure."

Nick Clegg confirms he will stand in snap General Election

Nick Clegg has confirmed that he will be standing as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate in Sheffield Hallam.

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Canada leading the way on drug reform - Clegg

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised Canada's Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau which later this week is expected to bring forward legislation that would legalise the possession and sale of cannabis for personal use.

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10 Reasons why Leaving EU without a deal would be a disaster – Clegg

The Liberal Democrats have warned that Theresa May will struggle to secure agreement within her self-imposed two-year deadline for a deal.

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Brexit red lines will change to secure deal - Clegg

The UK’s starting position in the Brexit talks will need to change significantly to secure a timely Brexit deal, according to new analysis published today in Nick Clegg's latest Brexit Challenge paper. 

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Conservative tax hike to hit almost 38,000 self-employed workers in Sheffield

The Liberal Democrats have attacked the Conservative government’s plans to raise taxes on the self-employed, as figures reveal Sheffield Hallam will be among the hardest hit areas in the country. 

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Clegg: May's hardline position has raised hackles across Europe

Liberal Democrat EU Spokesperson Nick Clegg met with Liberal Prime Ministers and leaders in Brussels today ahead of the EU summit.

Following the meeting, Nick Clegg commented:

"Brexit was the key preoccupation for the seven Liberal prime ministers around the table.

"No-one thought that there would be an easy path to a post-Brexit nirvana of the kind that Theresa May has promised the British people.

"The PM will rapidly discover that her hardline position has raised hackles across Europe and increased the chances of a bad deal."

Clegg: new figures show UK reliance on EU workers

Ahead of a crucial vote in the House of Lords today on the right to remain, Nick Clegg has seized on figures showing the dependence of the UK economy on EU nationals.

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Clegg: Leaked White Paper shows EU serious about reform

Responding to a paper from the European Commission outlining five options for the future of the EU, including 'nothing but the single market,' Liberal Democrat EU Spokesperson Nick Clegg said:

"This paper shows that, contrary to the claims of the Brexiteers, the EU is serious about the need for reform.
“Theresa May's pursuit of a hard Brexit will make Britain's voice even more irrelevant as wider changes unfold in Europe."

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Nick Clegg's comments on prison reform

Nick Clegg has called for cross-party co-operation to tackle prison overcrowding.

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