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Meta Exec Nick Clegg Says
Decision on Trump Is Up to Him
Sep 24, 2022 12:30 PM CDT
Meta Exec Nick Clegg Says Decision on Trump Is Up to Him
UK's former deputy PM says decision on Facebook reinstatement will be made in January
- Before Britain's May 2015 election, Nick Clegg was leader of the Liberal Democrats party and the country's deputy prime minister. Now, he's in charge of deciding whether another former political leader will be allowed back on Facebook. Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta, parent company of...
Meta Promotes Clegg
to Face Regulatory Heat
Feb 16, 2022 5:42 PM CST
Meta Promotes Clegg to Face Regulatory Heat
Former UK deputy prime minister will be on level with Zuckerberg, Sandberg
- Mark Zuckerberg has installed a former British political leader as the public point person for regulatory issues involving Meta. Nick Clegg will be the company's president of global affairs, the CEO announced, after joining Facebook in 2018 as vice president for global affairs and communications. Clegg's policy experience...
What to Know About UK's
Weirdest Election in Memory
May 7, 2015 7:06 AM CDT
What to Know About UK's Weirdest Election in Memory
It could take weeks for country to get a new government
- After many decades of power going back and forth between the Labour and Conservative parties, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition that took power after the 2010 election was seen as a fluke—but up to a dozen parties have a shot at being in government after today's election, which analysts...
Dec 10, 2012 9:44 AM CST
EU Accepts Peace Prize Amid Protest
Former winners, local demonstrators slam award
- The European Union officially received the Nobel Peace Prize today in an Oslo ceremony attended by some 20 EU leaders, including Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, and UK deputy PM Nick Clegg. The prize committee applauded the EU's efforts toward peace in Europe after World War II, and called leaders...
Apr 25, 2011 11:28 AM CDT
Church Keeps Catholics Off British Throne
Anglican leader must not be subordinate to pope: Church of England
- Royals are free to marry atheists, agnostics, Jews, and Muslims—but don’t expect a Catholic wedding anytime soon. The British government recently attempted to end a policy, in place for centuries, that bars marriages between royals and Catholics ... but the Church of England blocked the move, the
Mr. Prime Minister,
About That Nick Clegg Joke...
May 12, 2010 2:24 PM CDT
Mr. Prime Minister, About That Nick Clegg Joke...
Cameron reminded of old dig against new partner
- In the heat of the British election campaign, a reporter asked David Cameron for his favorite joke. "Nick Clegg," he answered. A reporter helpfully reminded Britain's new prime minister of that during his press conference today with his new deputy prime minister, that same Nick Clegg. Cameron could...
Cameron Takes Reins in UK
May 12, 2010 6:27 AM CDT
Cameron Takes Reins in UK
Conservative becomes youngest PM in 200 years
- Britain woke up to a new political era today with the first coalition government since World War II—an unlikely marriage between the Conservative Party and the left-leaning Liberal Democrats. With a handshake, smiles and waves, the Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed his new coalition partner, Deputy Prime Minister...
Gordon Brown Offers to
May 10, 2010 11:43 AM CDT
Gordon Brown Offers to Step Down—Eventually
Move aimed to help talks with Liberal Democrats on coalition government
- Gordon Brown has announced that he's stepping down as the head of the Labour party—some time before the party's next conference this fall—but that he'd like to remain prime minister until then if possible, the
reports. Brown also announced that the Liberal Democrats would begin formal talks...
Cameron, Clegg Scramble
to Form UK Government
Brown urged to step down
May 10, 2010 7:50 AM CDT
Cameron, Clegg Scramble to Form UK Government
Election leaves Liberal Dems in driver's seat
- Britain's winner-less election has left both the Conservatives and the Labour Party furiously negotiating with and sucking up to Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrat party, with papers just as furiously live-blogging the comings and goings. Though they actually lost seats, the Liberal Dems have the power to determine who becomes prime...
Cameron Says He'll
Form UK Government
May 7, 2010 7:58 AM CDT
Cameron Says He'll Form UK Government
Conservative Party didn't win majority but got most votes, seats
- In the wake of yesterday's no-winner election in the UK, Conservative Party leader David Cameron says he plans to form a government even though he failed to secure a majority in Parliament, the
of London reports. He has the support of Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who said Cameron...
Nobody Wins UK Election
May 7, 2010 4:42 AM CDT
Nobody Wins UK Election
Country faces hung parliament with no clear winner
- The British haven't finished counting the votes from yesterday's election yet but it's now certain that no party will gain a majority of seats in Parliament, despite a large swing of votes toward the Conservatives away from the ruling Labour Party. Britain now has a "hung parliament," in...
Britain Heads Toward
May 6, 2010 5:17 PM CDT
Britain Heads Toward Hung Parliament
Cameron's Conservatives win, but not a majority
- Exit polls suggest that the Conservatives captured the largest number of seats today in Britain's national election but will fall short of a majority—triggering a hung parliament and uncertainty over who will form the next government. David Cameron's Conservative party is expected to win 307 House of Commons seats,...
Insanely Close UK
Election Under Way
Hung parliament, anyone?
May 6, 2010 7:54 AM CDT
Insanely Close UK Election Under Way
Polls predict no party will prevail, as Clegg surge upsets Cameron win
- Polls in Britain's razor-edge election opened early today in a race that is likely to reshape the country's politics in historic ways. Should Gordon Brown cling to power, his Labour Party will have pulled off one of the most unlikely political comebacks in modern times. Victory for the Conservatives' David...
Final UK Debate
Apr 30, 2010 6:04 AM CDT
Cameron Dominates Final UK Debate
Brown fails to make breakthrough in third televised talk-fest
- Conservative leader David Cameron was widely seen as the winner of last night's third and final British election debate after Gordon Brown failed to make the breakthrough he desperately needed. The Conservative leader, in a debate focusing on the economy, promised to make sweeping budget cuts if he gains power...
Clegg Under Fire in
2nd UK Election Debate
Apr 22, 2010 11:10 PM CDT
Clegg Under Fire in 2nd UK Election Debate
Polls show Liberal Democrat leader narrowly winning Round 2
- The third-party candidate who upended Britain's political landscape with a runaway victory in last week's election debate won by a narrower margin as the party leaders clashed again last night, according to polls. In a debate focused on foreign policy, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg came under fire from both...
Wins UK Election Debate
Apr 15, 2010 11:42 PM CDT
3rd-Party Candidate Wins UK Election Debate
Clegg wins over voters as Brown, Cameron trade jabs
- The leaders of both Britain's main political parties may be wishing they'd never agreed to the country's first American-style televised election debate. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg—who offered up his party as a fresh alternative to Gordon Brown's Labour and David Cameron's Conservatives—is widely seen to have won...
UK Will Go
Apr 5, 2010 8:34 PM CDT
UK Will Go to Polls May 6
PM Gordon Brown's Labour majority under siege
- With his Labour Party’s majority under siege, British PM Gordon Brown will call a general election for May 6. Brown must ask Queen Elizabeth to dissolve Parliament, after which he’ll give a speech that paints the vote as “the big choice,” sources tell the BBC , which...
Brown to Repay
$20K in Expense
Oct 12, 2009 12:19 PM CDT
Brown to Repay $20K in Expense Scandal
PM had called for ministers to pony up
- Gordon Brown has been sent a bill for £12,415 ($19,600) for questionable expense account claims, and the prime minister intends to pay up, 10 Downing St. announced today. The lion’s share of that money was used for housecleaning, with a bit going to gardening and decorating....
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