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Nick Clegg accepts £5,000 donation from his millionaire banker father

Nick Clegg accepts £5,000 donation from his millionaire banker father | Liberal Democrats | Scoop.it
The gift initially caused confusion in Westminster as the Lib Dem leader's father is also called Nicholas, with MPs joking that the Deputy Prime Minister had made the donation to himself.
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I cannot see what it matters if a family member gives you support in your role as a Lib Dem? Members of my family have given up plenty of time and effort to support me! So longs as it's legal what is wrong?

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"Twickenham seat is looking distinctly vulnerable at the general election" REALLY?

"Twickenham seat is looking distinctly vulnerable at the general election" REALLY? | Liberal Democrats | Scoop.it

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, has been quietly building up his war chest. Mandrake hears that in July alone he accepted donations worth £10,000. Vitabiotics, the vitamins supplement company, gave £2,000. Its directors include one Peter Vaines, a barrister and chartered accountant who advises clients on, among other things, “trusts and offshore structures” to help them minimise the tax they have to pay.

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My Prediction would be that he'll be fine as he maintains the most important parts of being an MP; intelligence, decency, honesty and workload!

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Vince Cable launches new apprenticeship campaign #LibDems

Vince Cable launches new apprenticeship campaign #LibDems | Liberal Democrats | Scoop.it

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Vince Cable launches new apprenticeship campaign
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Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today launched a new campaign to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships.

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"The "Get In, Go Far" campaign is being supported by a number of employers across the country and coincides with the introduction of 40 new employer-designed apprenticeships in sectors including engineering, hospitality and the legal profession." 

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Drug policy - "we are doing an utterly senseless thing"

Drug policy - "we are doing an utterly senseless thing" | Liberal Democrats | Scoop.it

The tax waste and discriminatory nature of drug-related arrests have been well known for years now, but what is most disappointing is that the so-called War on Drugs has woefully failed at accomplishing its goal of decreasing omnipresence of narcotics in society. 

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UK should focus on rehabilitating addicts rather than destroying their lives in the prison system, surely we need to start looking at endorsing full decriminalisation?

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Prince is a 20th cousin, 3 times removed, of #LibDem Leader Nick Clegg!

Prince is a 20th cousin, 3 times removed, of #LibDem Leader Nick Clegg! | Liberal Democrats | Scoop.it

"A new family genealogy website has revealed the unlikely blood connections between some pretty famous people - including Prince and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg."

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Also claims that professional 'socialite' and abysmal DJ Paris Hilton is an 11th cousin, four times removed, of The Queen. Not only that, but apparently PM David Cameron and Kim Kardashian share ancestor Sir Edward Mansel. We'd love to see Kanye visit No.10.

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