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Clegg Coup By Jasper Gerard

Clegg Coup by Jasper Gerard

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An explosive book on the historical changes in present-day British politics wrought by the Lib-Con Coalition government.

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Clegg Coup: How Britain Got Its First Two-Party Government in Half a Century by Jasper Gerard

Was it a thin fluke? After waiting in the wings for almost a century, the Liberal Democrats headed by Nick Clegg became kingmakers of the 2010 Election. How did Clegg wring this historical success from golden boy David Cameron? How did he convince the media that only has time for two-party politics? Are the Tories in charge anyway, or is there really a Coalition? Where are the feuds and rotting corpses buried? How does a Coalition operate? With similar shares in votes for the three parties, what voter change underpinned this? Will the 21st century once again be Liberal? In this authoritative and entertainingly written study based on private access to all key players, journalist and Liberal Democrat insider Jasper Gerard provides a fascinating account of the journey that started in 2007 with associates such as David Laws and Vince Cable. In three years, one man was transported from being 'Nick Who?', a man apparently unrecognised in his local shop, to the most important most popular party leader since Churchill, while also seeing his effigy strung up in Parliament Square. The first major assessment of Liberalism in 80 years, here is the untold story of its Phoenix-like revival. And how have two political traditions with an enmity stretching back centuries found working with each other with friendships made and sometimes broken?

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'Explosive.' Daily Mail

About Jasper Gerard

Jasper Gerard writes for the Telegraph, and previously the Sunday Times. He has been keeping a diary of this story since Clegg's election in October 2007.

Table of Contents

The voters have spoken 5 Introduction 1 Noblemen, evil men and wayward women 2 An abuse of power? 3 Thirty love 4 A marriage of inconvenience 5 The orange march 6 David Laws 7 Paul "Moneybags" Marshall 8 Vince Cable 9 Chris Huhne 10 Last orders 11 On Ming and mercy 12 Clegg's triumph 13 "I agree with Nick" 14 Schaudenfreude and chauffeurs 15 The blossom of May 16 Rough winds 17 The Granola Bar pact 18 An economy of goodwill 19 "Knackered" at work, nappies at home 20 Doom at the top 21 From civil partnership to marriage guidance 22 The future of Liberalism 23 The mainstream 24 The challenge for Velcro Man 25 Coalition Britain Postscript - in conversation with Nick Clegg

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Clegg Coup: How Britain Got Its First Two-Party Government in Half a Century by Jasper Gerard
Used - Very Good
Gibson Square Books Ltd
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