Where it all went wrong

Nick Clegg emerges rather well from his mea culpa, writes Agnes Frimston

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Agnes Frimston

Deputy Editor, The World Today

Politics: Between the Extremes
Nick Clegg, Bodley Head, £20

Poor Nick Clegg. Even the headshot on the cover of Politics: Between the Extremes is mournful, presumably a nod from his publishers to the website created during his time in power of ‘Nick Clegg looking sad’. And Clegg is sad, clearly still smarting from the result of the 2015 general election and the near-destruction of the Liberal Democrats as a result of entering into a coalition with the Conservatives in 2010.

In the introduction to Politics, he writes that this book is not meant to be a blow-by-blow account of his time as deputy prime minister in the coalition government, but instead a plea for the importance of rational liberalism.

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