Clegg: Lib Dems have kept soul


first_img Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg yesterday told Liberal Democrats to hold their nerve ahead of difficult local elections and a key voting referendum whose outcome could strain the 10-month-old coalition. “These are testing times for us as a party,” Clegg said as he closed a party conference in Sheffield. He was speaking a day after 3,000 demonstrators angry at government spending cuts had protested outside the central city hall where party members were protected by a steel fence and a phalanx of police officers. The party’s poll rating has more than halved to about 10 per cent since joining the Conservatives in coalition. “Yes, we’ve had to toughen up. But we will never lose our soul,” Clegg said. KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Sunday 13 March 2011 10:14 pm Share Clegg: Lib Dems have kept soul Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more