Call Clegg: Nick Clegg On LBC - Live Blog
Follow Call Clegg as it happens as Nick Clegg answers listeners questions for another 30 minutes on LBC 97.3.
And it's going to be unmissable, with Mr Clegg on the front page of the Daily Mail, under the headline "The Shaming of Nick Clegg", over his failure to respond to claims of sexual harrassment against Lord Rennard. How will he respond?
The Deputy Prime Minister will be answering your
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09:32 So, a lively Call Clegg comes to an end. What did you make of it?
You can watch the whole of Call Clegg again above very shortly.
09:26 Mr Clegg insists he doesn't regret saying on Call Clegg that the press were "self-appointed detectives".
"I opposed the rush to judge ahead of an investigation," he said.
09:25 Asked if he would take a diversity course, as the report recommends for activists, Mr Clegg says: "If she recommends this, that is what we will do.
"The most important thing for me as the leader of the Liberal Democrats is to take it on the chin and to make sure the changes are put in place."
But he won't say that he will go on a diversity course!
09:24 Clegg: "It is my job to identify the problems. She acknowleges in her report that we have made changes which have fixed these issues."
09:18 Mr Clegg says he's going to call Boris "Slacker Johnson", as he's only going to be on LBC 97.3 once a month!
09:12 Clegg: "If you have a disability and you require support, then you will continue to receive support. In fact, you might even receive more. By some estimates, half a million people will get more support.
"But there will be other people who it is obvious that they don't need the support that they needed 10 years ago."
09:09 "Of course, children with special needs will always be given help. We want to make sure they are not somehow not served right in this new system.
"We're trying to make sure the system is more rigorous where it needs to be more rigorous."
09:06 Mr Clegg is now being asked about Michael Gove's new exam to replace the GCSE. "I was against the original plans by my Conservative colleagues.
"But now, I not only support, but advocate the plans. I think they get the balance right."
09:04 Regarding the PRISM issue, Mr Clegg says: "I am absolutely convinced that the use of communications data and the ability to look at the content by the intelligence agency are being done in a way that is legal."
He says there are "exacting checks and balances" on the way all our intelligence agencies operate.
09:02 Clegg: "I've not been persuaded by the case of the need of the snooper's charter. There is an issue over the fact that mobile devices don't have unique IP addresses.
"But a wide-ranging snooper's charter has proved to be either unworkable or out of proportion."
08:34 Under the headline 'The Shaming of Nick Clegg', the Daily Mail reports: "A humiliated Nick Clegg last night admitted he failed to respond vigorously enough to a series of sexual harassment complaints about his party’s former chief executive.
"The Deputy Prime Minister ‘made mistakes’ over the allegations against Lord Rennard, according to a highly critical report into attitudes to women among senior Liberal Democrats."