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  • Clegg Says Nothing to Hide Over Sex Harassment Allegations

    U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he has “nothing to hide” amid suggestions his Liberal Democrat party tried to cover up allegations of sexual harassment against former Chairman Chris Rennard.

  • Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Sues News Corp. Over Hacking

    The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, the junior partners in Britain’s coalition government, sued News Corp.’s U.K. unit over phone hacking at the now defunct News of the World newspaper.

  • Liberal Democrat Hughes Won’t Back Tuition Fees Plan, Sky Says

    Simon Hughes , deputy leader of the U.K.’s Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in the coalition government, won’t back the government’s plan to raise college tuition fees in the parliamentary vote scheduled tomorrow, Sky News reported.

  • U.K. Liberals Join Industry Pressing Conservatives on Wind

    Liberal Democrats joined officials from the renewable energy industry pressing Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to rein in a minister who called for a moratorium on new wind turbine installations.

  • Dewey, Skadden, Bingham, Cooley, Foley: Business of Law

    An effort by the official partners’ committee of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP to compel appointment of an examiner was “for an improper purpose as a litigation tactic,” a bankruptcy judge said Oct. 9 in approving a $71.5 million settlement with former partners. Two days later, the firm filed papers asking the judge to disband the official partners’ committee.

  • U.K. MP Assigned to Argue University Still Affordable, FT Says

    Simon Hughes , deputy leader of the U.K.’s Liberal Democratic Party, will be appointed Advocate for Access to Education by Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today, the Financial Times reported, without saying where it got the information. Hughes will be charged with convincing young people that the coalition government’s decision to raise tuition fees doesn’t mean they can’t afford to go to university, the FT said.

  • Cameron Retreat May Leave Rebel Conservatives Wanting More

    British Prime Minister David Cameron’s retreat over his proposed House of Lords overhaul may embolden rebellious members of his Conservative Party.

  • U.K. Talks Go `Really Well' with Focus on Deficit

    Liberal Democrat lawmakers demanded more details from David Cameron ’s Conservatives on their proposed alliance’s policies on a voting-system overhaul and taxation, as the parties struggled to form a government after the U.K.’s inconclusive May 6 election.

  • Cameron's Budget Gamble Pays Off as U.K. Economy Holds Firm

    British Prime Minister David Cameron ’s once-in-a-generation budget gamble is paying off for now as the economy’s unexpected strength eases investors’ qualms over the risk of a renewed recession.

  • Clegg's Liberal Democrats Will Pursue Cameron Offer of Pact to Oust Brown

    Negotiators for Conservative David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg completed their third session in search of a deal to form a new government as they faced pressure to reassure investors over political stability.

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