Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister and now Facebook Vice-President of global affairs and communications, was the guest at the Express Adda on Friday in New Delhi. He was in conversation with Anant Goenka, Executive Director, The Indian Express, and Shubhajit Roy, Associate Editor.
Clegg, who was heading the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 elections, was approached by Conservative leader David Cameron to form a coalition government after the polls failed to deliver a decisive mandate. Clegg went on to become UK’s deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2015.
Before entering politics, Clegg was a journalist with Financial Times. He entered politics as a member of the European Parliament in 1999 and six years later, was elected to the UK’s House of Commons. Through his political career, he held various leadership roles for the Liberal Democrats before becoming its leader and positioning the party in the centre amid the traditional Left-Right divide.
Clegg, who was knighted in 2018, has also authored a book, ‘How to Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again)’.