Nick Clegg

Police to investigate sex claims engulfing British coalition party

The sex scandal threatens to engulf Liberal Democrats' leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg. Photo: Reuters

British police on Monday said they would probe claims of sexual impropriety by a former chief executive of Britain’s Liberal Democrats that threaten to engulf party leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

British deputy PM's apology video becomes hit remix for charity

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave his permission yesterday for a parody remix of a public apology that he had made over university fees to go on sale on iTunes, with its proceeds going to charity.

21 Sep 2012 - 4:31am

British police may face action over Hillsborough disaster

People gather at St George's Place this week for a vigil in memory of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in Liverpool. Photo: AP

British police accused of serious failings and a cover-up over the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster could face investigation after their force said on Thursday it was preparing to refer the case to the police watchdog.

14 Sep 2012 - 10:46am

Britain's Deputy PM Nick Clegg faces calls to quit from within his party

Nick Clegg

Pressure is mounting on Britain's deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, amid fresh warnings from within his own party over his leadership.

The Sunday Times reported that senior Liberal Democrat figures have said that Clegg is not indispensable and could be replaced by the government's business secretary, Vince Cable, at the head of the party.

3 Sep 2012 - 5:16am

Who said it?

I love it when new kids come to the office to ask questions. I am very proud to pass on what graffiti is

Ken, importer of spray paint and graffiti teacher

China was overheating, so some of the slowdown you've seen in China ... is understandable. Approaching 2012, they might have some additional space to expand

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

If Britain's politicians can do a deal, why can't ours?

Where there's a will, there's a way. This is the spirit needed to reach a deal on democratic reform for 2012. We are still a long way from an agreement. But inspiration might be found in the deal reached by political rivals in Britain this week. Party leaders there resolved a stand-off within five days.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

Tories slip reluctantly into a coalition bed

There has not been a coalition government in Britain since the second world war, but it may have to get used to them. The election on May 6 left both major parties, the Conservatives and Labour, short of a majority, and put history's also-rans, the Liberal Democratic Party, in the position of kingmaker.

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Gaffe by Brown could be final nail in coffin

With only five days to go to Britain's general election, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has come last in polls of viewers of the final televised debate between party leaders. The main issue was the woeful state of the country's economy. But the elephant in the studio was 'bigotgate', or an embarrassing gaffe by Brown.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am