Nick has a regular column in the Evening Standard. All articles can be found here.

EVENING STANDARD REGULAR COLUMN


15 April 2017


Newsnight: Nick visited the town in South Wales which has received some of the highest levels of EU subsidies in the U.K. to find out why the local people voted overwhelmingly to Leave. His film was aired on Newsnight and can be watched here.

28 March 2017


Observer Article: ‘On this we can all agree. Selection is bad for our schools’ – Piece with Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell

19 March 2017


13 February 2017


10 February 2017


17 January 2017


7 January 2017


The Times Letter regarding the prison population with Ken Clarke and Jacqui Smith:

Dear Sir

The recent violent unrest at HMP Birmingham is a wake-up call for this country. 

Our prisons have become unacceptably dangerous places, with a 31 per cent increase in assaults in the last year alone. Every three days a prisoner commits suicide.  

The three of us know, having served in different capacities in different governments, that all governments, of whatever political persuasion, have failed to grasp this nettle for far too long.

Since Michael Howard coined the phrase ‘prison works’ in 1993, the prison population in England and Wales has nearly doubled to more than 85,000. Yet almost half of adults are re-convicted within one year of release from prison. So the system isn't serving victims of crime or properly protecting our communities either.

We believe that an escalating prison population has now gone well beyond what is safe or sustainable. To restore order, security, and purpose to our jails, Ministers should now make it their policy to reduce prison numbers. 

We want to see the prison population returned to the levels it was under Margaret Thatcher, herself no ‘soft touch’. That would mean eventually – not overnight, but safely over the course of several years – reducing prison numbers to around 45,000. 

If the tide is not turned soon, the prisons crisis will do untold damage to wider society.

Nick Clegg

Ken Clarke

Jacqui Smith

22 December 2016


13 November 2016


10 September 2016