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Famous Quotes by British Politician Nick Clegg

Collection of famous quotes by British politician Nick Clegg.

Sir Nicholas William Peter Clegg is a British former politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2015 and as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015. Clegg served as Member of Parliament for Sheffield Hallam from 2005 to 2017

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Best Quotes by Nick Clegg

Check the collection of famous quotes by Nick Clegg. He is a British former politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2015.

The British political system and the whole clapped out Westminster architecture and the language that we use about politics it’s completely unsustainable. You either decide to be part of that transition to do something different. Or you cling to old certainties.

— Nick Clegg

Liberalism is a really old British tradition and it has a completely different attitude towards the individual and the relationship between the individual and the state than the collectivist response of Labour and particularly Old Labour does.

— Nick Clegg

I don’t want to clip on the armour every morning. I’ve seen some politicians do this and they get a bit mangled and bitter. I just refuse to do that. I refuse to be angry or bitter or complain and I remain open. I may sometimes be a bit too open but I’m not going to change that one bit.

— Nick Clegg

Most of what needs to be changed in the euro zone can be done without treaty changes. The demand for treaty change is as political as it is legal and I don’t think it’s going to happen soon.

— Nick Clegg

I am quite strict as a dad but I don’t want to be censorious.

— Nick Clegg

I say this as a young dad seeing children going into primary school: I don’t think we should underestimate the formative effect on a child of those first years in primary school.

— Nick Clegg

If you scratch below the surface and ask what really makes me tick it’s the liberalism of trying to promote freedom and opportunity. Promoting social mobility is one of the keys to that.

— Nick Clegg

I don’t watch a huge amount of telly. I read a lot. I’m reading at the moment ‘Freedom’ by Jonathan Franzen a great big brick of a book and I’m loving it.

— Nick Clegg

I am a passionate believer in freedom of speech. I would not support anything which would impinge on aggressive robust freedom of the British press but when things go wrong and there has been outright illegality there should be proper accountability.

— Nick Clegg

The UK is not going to leave the European Union. Of course not. We are inextricably wound up with Europe. In terms of culture history and geography we are a European nation.

— Nick Clegg

I’m very lucky. I am one of those people who is able to go home shut the front door and completely focus on the kids.

— Nick Clegg

What I hope is in five years’ time I can go to the British people in the election and say: Lots of you doubted that coalition politics worked but it has worked.

— Nick Clegg

Most of what needs to be changed in the euro zone can be done without treaty changes. The demand for treaty change is as political as it is legal and I don’t think it’s going to happen soon.

— Nick Clegg

Do I get up every morning and ask: am I doing the things that I believe in and am I doing them for the best possible motives? Yes. Unambiguously yes.

— Nick Clegg

I don’t want to clip on the armour every morning. I’ve seen some politicians do this and they get a bit mangled and bitter. I just refuse to do that. I refuse to be angry or bitter or complain and I remain open. I may sometimes be a bit too open but I’m not going to change that one bit.

— Nick Clegg

One thing I’ve very quickly learned is that if you wake up every morning worrying about what’s in the press you would go completely and utterly potty.

— Nick Clegg

When I became leader I made very clear I was not going to choose the easy life. I have always taken risks. I don’t like comfort-zone politics.

— Nick Clegg

One thing I have frankly decided is that when it comes to political reform we have two conservative parties in British politics. Both the Labour and Conservative parties have constantly and repeatedly failed to honour promises they have made about reforming cleaning modernising our clapped-out system.

— Nick Clegg

Politics is a highly tribal business.

— Nick Clegg

I didn’t become leader to transform the Liberal Democrats into an enlarged form of the Electoral Reform Society. It’s not the be all and end all for us. There are other very very key ambitions in politics not least social mobility and life chances that I care about as passionately if not more.

— Nick Clegg

I have got instincts that I think are very much in tune with people’s very keen sense to see something different. I did not dream of being in politics since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I was not involved in student politics or not in that partisan way.

— Nick Clegg

What I hope is in five years’ time I can go to the British people in the election and say: Lots of you doubted that coalition politics worked but it has worked.

— Nick Clegg

The British political system and the whole clapped out Westminster architecture and the language that we use about politics it’s completely unsustainable. You either decide to be part of that transition to do something different. Or you cling to old certainties.

— Nick Clegg

Liberalism is a really old British tradition and it has a completely different attitude towards the individual and the relationship between the individual and the state than the collectivist response of Labour and particularly Old Labour does.

— Nick Clegg

I didn’t become leader to transform the Liberal Democrats into an enlarged form of the Electoral Reform Society. It’s not the be all and end all for us. There are other very very key ambitions in politics not least social mobility and life chances that I care about as passionately if not more.

— Nick Clegg

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