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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jan 2009)

Nick Clegg: I should like to add my own expressions of sympathy and condolence to the families and friends of Corporal Robert Deering, Lance Corporal Ben Whatley, Corporal Liam Elms, Serjeant Christopher Reed and Marine Travis Mackin, all of whom tragically lost their lives serving this country and the people of Afghanistan in Helmand province. Taxpayers have already had to sink £37 billion into our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Jan 2009)

Nick Clegg: Here is what he should do— [Interruption.] He should stop telling the banks to hoard cash and to lend it out at the same time, and he should use one of the part-nationalised banks as a state bank to lend money directly to viable British businesses. I put that to him, right here, two months ago, and he did not listen. Is it not time that he did?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jan 2009)

Nick Clegg: I should like to add my own expressions of sympathy and condolence to the family and friends of Captain Tom Sawyer, Marine Danny Winter and Corporal Richard Robinson, all of whom tragically lost their lives in Helmand province this last week. I should also like to join in welcoming the inauguration of President Obama, and I especially welcome his early announcement of the suspension of all...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 Jan 2009)

Nick Clegg: I am grateful to the Prime Minister for his reply, but does he not see the extreme danger in any remaining ambiguity in the Government's response? Does he agree with me, and the Chair of the Treasury Committee, that that must now mean the full, if temporary, nationalisation of our weakest banks without any further delay?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Jan 2009)

Nick Clegg: Does the Prime Minister think it is right that some Members of the upper House can use their status as non-domicile non-residents to get out of paying their full taxes here in this country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Jan 2009)

Nick Clegg: In that case, will he— [Interruption.] Hang on. Millions of ordinary British taxpayers are filing their tax returns this week. They are the ones who deserve a tax break, not the super-rich. So will the Prime Minister support our private Member's Bill to force peers, who make the laws of this country, to pay their full taxes in this country?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Feb 2009)

Nick Clegg: I add my expressions of sympathy and condolence to the family and friends of Corporal Danny Nield, who tragically lost his life serving this country and the people of Afghanistan in Helmand province. Week after week, I have been asking the Prime Minister why he is not getting tough on tax avoidance. Every time, he tells me that he is doing all that he can. This week, newspapers have confirmed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (4 Feb 2009)

Nick Clegg: The Prime Minister is living in denial. He created a system that lets big companies run rings round the Treasury, lets peers in the other place not pay their full taxes in this country and allows City bosses to pay less in tax on their capital gains than their cleaners pay on their wages. He is losing this country billions of pounds, which could be used to give big permanent tax cuts to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Feb 2009)

Nick Clegg: Since the Queen's Speech a few months ago, the Government have been churning out on average three new announcements each and every day. Will the Prime Minister tell me how many of those initiatives are being put into practice?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Feb 2009)

Nick Clegg: Let us look at some of the Prime Minister's big announcements. He said that he would get the banks lending again; they are not. He said that he would get tough on bankers' bonuses, yet he is letting them keep millions in bonuses in return for a cynical apology. He said that he would create 100,000 new jobs, yet with unemployment today standing at almost 2 million and rising, our young people...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Mar 2009)

Nick Clegg: Following the brutal murders of Sappers Quinsey and Azimkar and Constable Carroll, and the serious injuries suffered by four others, may I say on behalf of all Liberal Democrat Members that our hearts go out to the families of the victims, though they harden against their murderers? Their violence must not and will not divide the people of Northern Ireland; instead, it will strengthen their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Mar 2009)

Nick Clegg: I welcome the Prime Minister's response, but my main concern is that he may still miss the full opportunity available to him. If he could commit Britain to working fully with France and others on European defence—which, frankly, we have not done before now—he would be in a stronger position to ask them to commit more money and troops to Afghanistan. Does he recognise that there is a good...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Mar 2009)

Nick Clegg: I would like to add my own expressions of sympathy and condolence to the family and friends of the three soldiers who tragically lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last week. With the death toll among our brave servicemen and women now at more than 150, it is right that we should pause to reflect on the immense sacrifice that they and their families have had to endure in serving this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Mar 2009)

Nick Clegg: When doctors at that hospital have confirmed that they were instructed by their managers to abandon seriously ill patients and to treat people with minor ailments instead in order to meet the Prime Minister's targets, it is not enough to talk of reviews, inquiries and to blame other people. Will he scrap the mad targets that make hospitals tick boxes rather than look after the desperately ill?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Spring European Council (23 Mar 2009)

Nick Clegg: I thank the Prime Minister for his statement, in which there is much to welcome. The principle of a common European framework of regulation in financial services is a significant step forward, and one that we have been advocating for many years. There will continue to be differences in detail—he alluded to them himself—but the principle of cross-border regulation of cross-border finance...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Apr 2009)

Nick Clegg: We all want this G20 summit to succeed. The Prime Minister is right to say that we will not get out of this mess unless world leaders work together. However, the summit will not help anybody here unless he practises at home what he preaches abroad. On his world tour, he railed against tax avoidance, yet he presided over industrial-scale tax avoidance in British banks and British businesses....

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (1 Apr 2009)

Nick Clegg: The words sound good—they always do—but now the Prime Minister has to do what he says. He is the only G20 leader who has blown billions of pounds of borrowed money on a wasteful VAT cut that has not created a single job. Why should any other leader listen to his lessons? Is it not time for him to admit his mistake, announce at the summit tomorrow that he will stop the wasteful VAT cut,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Apr 2009)

Nick Clegg: Over the last few months the Prime Minister has come up with a shopping list of announcements about creating new jobs, and he was up to it again this morning: 100,000 new jobs from big capital projects; 500,000 people in work by paying employers; 400,000 new green jobs. That is 1 million new jobs he is now promising—jobs that people desperately need when unemployment is now soaring way...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Apr 2009)

Nick Clegg: The answer shows exactly what the problem is. What is the point of the Prime Minister's mortgage support scheme for the jobless, to which he referred, when he cannot even get the banks to join in? How many jobs is he going to create from a subsidy for cars that have not even been invented yet? These are meaningless headlines that serve as a health warning for the Budget, because this is a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the law (22 Apr 2009)

Nick Clegg: The economic crisis is unprecedented in many ways—its scale, its speed, its reach—so people are looking for something bold and distinctive from this Government. Let us think back to the great Budgets of our history. The people's Budget of 1909 introduced the first pension and the first social insurance. Labour's post-war Budgets built a new nation from the rubble of war. What made those...


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