Tag: Nick Clegg
Charity slammed for ‘sweatshop’ T-shirts
A pro-feminist campaign, backed by politicians, is threatened by claims its T-shirts were made by exploited women. But if you want to change the world, is a T-shirt the best place to start?
Social mobility tsar in hot water over nepotism
Yesterday Dragons’ Den star James Caan launched a government initiative to make employment practices more open and fair. So is it hypocritical of him to employ his own daughters?
‘Sorry’ Clegg tries to rescue damaged reputation
The musical mix of Nick Clegg’s apology for breaking his tuition fees promise is an internet hit. But can a politician who falls so low recover in the public’s eyes?
Britons literally furious about misused words
When Nick Clegg misused ‘literally’ on Saturday, UK grammar enthusiasts were furious. The word has been used wrongly for years – but can the evolution of language ever be reversed?
Lords fight to save child benefit for poor
A new law that would have set an upper limit on benefit payments has been blocked by Britain’s ‘Upper House’. Lords feared the new rules would push thousands of children into poverty.
Euro walkout threatens to topple UK government
British politics has been rocked by David Cameron’s decision to quit crucial talks over the future of the EU. Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems are furious, as Europe leaves the UK behind.
Unhappy first birthday for the Coalition
It's exactly a year since the Tories and Lib Dems teamed up to form a coalition government. As the road gets rocky, will their partnership last till the next general election?
Less of a 'Clegg-up' for the better off
Does opening up career opportunities for all young people mean preventing families using their connections?
Voting about voting: ‘reform’ or just change?
Two rival camps have just launched their campaigns for and against a change to our electoral system. On 5th May, every voter in Britain will be asked to decide. Which side will you support?
Friend or foe? Government partnership tested
Conservative and Lib Dem politicians go head-to-head in an election this week while working as partners in the national coalition government.