Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be in Newport

South Wales Argus: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be in Newport Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be in Newport

SENIOR Liberal Democrats including the deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg are to descend on Newport for the party’s Welsh spring conference.

The event is taking place in the University of South Wales Newport City Campus this Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday morning Welsh Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg will give a speech to conference, followed by UK business secretary Vince Cable in the evening.

Welsh Lib Dem leader, the Assembly's Kirsty Williams, is expected to close the conference the next day.

In a forward in the conference’s programme, and ahead of the European elections, Ms Williams says that the Lib Dems are the only party that has a clear message on Europe.

“This weekend is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the European Union,” she wrote.

“The Welsh Liberal Democrats recognise the benefits of being in the EU and we are not afraid to shout about them.”

She added that the party "believes in building a stronger economy and a fairer society. Remaining within the EU is integral to that ambition."

The Lib Dems currently do not have an MEP in Wales.

Former Gwent AM Lord German, who is co-chair of the Parliamentary Party Committee on Work & Pension, will also open the conference on Saturday.

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6:00pm Wed 2 Apr 14

JanJenkins says...

Big deal ! . Nobody here in Wales voted the Liberals into Power,
So why he thinks we are interested in what he wants to say dumfounds me. We have the council and Unions rejects, leading us instead. and they are complete control freaks.
Big deal ! . Nobody here in Wales voted the Liberals into Power, So why he thinks we are interested in what he wants to say dumfounds me. We have the council and Unions rejects, leading us instead. and they are complete control freaks. JanJenkins
  • Score: 7

6:22pm Wed 2 Apr 14

blackandamber says...

“The Welsh Liberal Democrats recognise the benefits of being in the EU and we are not afraid to shout about them.”

Well get on the Eurostar and go and live there. You will be after the next general election anyway.
“The Welsh Liberal Democrats recognise the benefits of being in the EU and we are not afraid to shout about them.” Well get on the Eurostar and go and live there. You will be after the next general election anyway. blackandamber
  • Score: 4

6:57pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Realist UK says...

It's the garbage coming from Kirsty Williams that alienates Welsh voters, that's why they've no MEP's & no chance of ever getting any. People are sick to the back-teeth of the EU, their undemocratic laws which are imposed on us, their greed & their meddling ways in counties that they have no business in (Ukraine). So, Ms Williams, keep paying homage to Brussels if it give you comfort.
When's the Monster Raving Loony conference?
It's the garbage coming from Kirsty Williams that alienates Welsh voters, that's why they've no MEP's & no chance of ever getting any. People are sick to the back-teeth of the EU, their undemocratic laws which are imposed on us, their greed & their meddling ways in counties that they have no business in (Ukraine). So, Ms Williams, keep paying homage to Brussels if it give you comfort. When's the Monster Raving Loony conference? Realist UK
  • Score: 4

9:36pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Magor says...

I hope he performs better than he did on TV tonight.Deputy Prime Minister? Not fit to be an MP.
I hope he performs better than he did on TV tonight.Deputy Prime Minister? Not fit to be an MP. Magor
  • Score: 2

12:14am Thu 3 Apr 14

Spinflight says...

To think he's our deputy PM...

Most people could have done a better job than he did tonight. I actually feel rather sorry for those who genuinely believe in the EU being represented by such trash.
To think he's our deputy PM... Most people could have done a better job than he did tonight. I actually feel rather sorry for those who genuinely believe in the EU being represented by such trash. Spinflight
  • Score: -5

3:44pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Newportg says...

He must be coming for the X factor auditions!
He must be coming for the X factor auditions! Newportg
  • Score: 2

4:53pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Dee-Gee says...

How Nick Clegg has the nerve to talk up the "principals" of his party from a *university campus* after what he did on tuition fees...
How Nick Clegg has the nerve to talk up the "principals" of his party from a *university campus* after what he did on tuition fees... Dee-Gee
  • Score: 4

6:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Bobevans says...

Magor wrote:
I hope he performs better than he did on TV tonight.Deputy Prime Minister? Not fit to be an MP.
I thought he was quite good in my view of lying even when caught red handed at it such as his u turn on a EU referendum and his 7% EU laws claim
[quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: I hope he performs better than he did on TV tonight.Deputy Prime Minister? Not fit to be an MP.[/p][/quote]I thought he was quite good in my view of lying even when caught red handed at it such as his u turn on a EU referendum and his 7% EU laws claim Bobevans
  • Score: 2

8:27pm Thu 3 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

Bobevans wrote:
Magor wrote:
I hope he performs better than he did on TV tonight.Deputy Prime Minister? Not fit to be an MP.
I thought he was quite good in my view of lying even when caught red handed at it such as his u turn on a EU referendum and his 7% EU laws claim
well like cameron and mandy milliband he is a career politician unlike nigel that has worked in the private sector for twenty odd years.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: I hope he performs better than he did on TV tonight.Deputy Prime Minister? Not fit to be an MP.[/p][/quote]I thought he was quite good in my view of lying even when caught red handed at it such as his u turn on a EU referendum and his 7% EU laws claim[/p][/quote]well like cameron and mandy milliband he is a career politician unlike nigel that has worked in the private sector for twenty odd years. scraptheWAG
  • Score: 1

9:15am Fri 4 Apr 14

Poolerkev says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Bobevans wrote:
Magor wrote:
I hope he performs better than he did on TV tonight.Deputy Prime Minister? Not fit to be an MP.
I thought he was quite good in my view of lying even when caught red handed at it such as his u turn on a EU referendum and his 7% EU laws claim
well like cameron and mandy milliband he is a career politician unlike nigel that has worked in the private sector for twenty odd years.
Ah so that's your politics. That explains everything. Fourth post of nonsense of yours I have read today.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magor[/bold] wrote: I hope he performs better than he did on TV tonight.Deputy Prime Minister? Not fit to be an MP.[/p][/quote]I thought he was quite good in my view of lying even when caught red handed at it such as his u turn on a EU referendum and his 7% EU laws claim[/p][/quote]well like cameron and mandy milliband he is a career politician unlike nigel that has worked in the private sector for twenty odd years.[/p][/quote]Ah so that's your politics. That explains everything. Fourth post of nonsense of yours I have read today. Poolerkev
  • Score: 0

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