U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talked up support for immigration and the European Union in a bid to sharpen his Liberal Democrat Party’s profile as the counterweight to David Cameron’s Conservatives.
The Liberal Democrats, the junior party in U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s government, start their annual conference tomorrow seeking to rebuild support as tensions with their coalition partners rise.
Leaders of the U.K.’s three-week-old coalition government sought to limit political damage from their first crisis and preserve their deficit-cutting plans after Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws resigned over revelations about his parliamentary expenses.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg faces U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage tonight in the first of two debates on Britain’s membership of the European Union. It’s a clash from which they may both emerge winners.