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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Nick Clegg

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2022
# Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg staying at helm of Meta for many years 'makes sense', says Nick Clegg
Succession at the tech giant has been in the headlines recently – but Zuckerberg has shown no sign of giving up the reins.
# Meta
Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal
Varadkar virtually met representatives of Facebook on 30 September.
All time
# Data Protection Commission
Facebook told it can no longer send user data from EU to US
The social media giant said the Data Protection Commission told it the key mechanism it uses to transfer data to the US “cannot in practice be used”.
# pro-remain
Liberal Democrats top new UK poll, surging ahead of Conservatives and Labour
The Brexit Party and the Greens have also both seen gains.
# Data Breach
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
# politics eh?
The winners and losers in the UK general election
A good day for Corbyn and Goldsmith but a bad one for May, Clegg and Salmond.
# It's Official
Miliband, Farage and Clegg have all quit - and David Cameron's back at Downing Street
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has send his congratulations, and said he’s looking forward to building on their “very close relationship”.
# Letter from London
Two days to go and some people are still making their minds up
We’re in London ahead of the UK general election on Thursday. Here’s what we’ve found out so far.
# Pants party
Someone just dropped their trousers in front of Nick Clegg while asking for a selfie
The Lib Dem leader declined.
Voices
Why the UK general election could tell us a lot about our own
There are some remarkable similarities between British and Irish politics as voters in the UK prepare to vote on 7 May, writes Seamus Conboy.
# Explainer
What you need to know about the election that no one can predict
In a closely-fought race it appears neither the Conservatives nor Labour will emerge victorious on 7 May.
# NO NO NO
The Lib Dems released an excruciating Uptown Funk video
Cannot be unseen.
# Defence
British footballer expresses regret but denies rape
Ched Evans was released on Friday after serving half of his five-year sentence
# panic on the streets
UK leaders take "unprecedented" step to boost Scottish campaign
All three party leaders have pulled out of Prime Minister’s Questions to head north.
# Protest
2018 World Cup should not be held in Russia - UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg
In the aftermath of the the airplane crash in Ukraine, the politician claims the host nation should be changed.
# typo negative
Someone is hilariously illustrating Twitter users' embarrassing typos
Someone calling you out on your typo = mortifying. Someone ILLUSTRATING said typo = let us die.
# Britain
Cameron's deputy warns of uncertainty over Europe
The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union.
# Call Clegg
Video: British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg admits he owns a onesie
A damaging political revelation? Probably not.
# UK
UKIP rises in polls to become UK's third largest party
Polls for a number of British papers show Nigel Farage’s party enjoying 14 per cent of the vote, an all-time high.
# Europe
Nick Clegg and 500 other politicians coming to Dublin for FF-organised conference
The 33rd annual conference of European liberals will be taking place in Dublin next month.
# JFT96
Hillsborough: Pressure for prosecutions as police open inquiry over conduct
Meanwhile a senior police officer who was at Hillsborough today claimed fans made the police’s job harder amid calls for him to resign.
Ethics and e-voting: The week in quotes
Did they really say that? TheJournal.ie’s review of the week in words.
# Banks
Kenny: We would like to see banks taxed
However, the Taoiseach said that any financial tax that is not introduced in London will not be accepted in Dublin.
# Scotland
Leaders clash over Scottish independence ahead of Dublin summit
Alex Salmond and Nick Clegg have taken to Irish airwaves to express strong views about the issue of Scottish independence ahead of the British-Irish Council summit today.
# Nick Clegg
Youth unemployment on the agenda at British-Irish summit
The 17th council summit gets underway in Dublin this afternoon, where the main issue on the table will be economic developments.
# Diplomacy
UK deputy prime minister to visit Áras an Uachtaráin
Nick Clegg will meet with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Dublin tomorrow.
# Eurozone
DUP MPs warn that EU deal may hit Ireland's corporation tax
Ian Paisley Jr and Nigel Dodds tell the House of Commons that Ireland will face further pressure to raise the 12.5 per cent rate.
# Commons clash
Cameron defends veto on EU deal, says he negotiated in 'good faith'
The opposition said he lost but the prime minister insisted he was defending his country’s interests over his veto of the EU deal.
# Referendum
Cameron to face Commons grilling after Clegg attacks EU veto
David Cameron will defend using his veto to the House of Commons – which his deputy prime minister said was “bad for Britain”.
# Off
Nick Clegg's Irish visit postponed following death of Taoiseach's mother
Clegg had been due to meet with president Michael D Higgins and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore in Dublin tomorrow.
# Clegg visit
UK deputy prime minister to visit Michael D in the Áras
Nick Clegg will be among the first international dignitaries to visit Michael D Higgins when he takes office.
# Catharsis
Commons finally agrees to put Hillsborough question to debate
The House of Commons will this evening debate the public release of all 40,000 documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster.
# Hacking
Hacking: Another arrest with calls for US probe and Murdoch to face questions
The phone hacking scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has spread to the US.
# NOTW
MPs to quiz cops on failure to investigate phone-hacking
The assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police will be grilled on why he chose not to reopen inquiries in 2009.
# NOTW
NotW emails: Police 'sold royal family's mobile phone numbers'
Emails discovered in 2007 and handed over to investigators last month claim corruption among police guarding the Royals.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Irish public be given shares in bailed-out banks?
The UK is considering creating ‘people’s banks’ by distributing shares in certain banks to members of the public.
# British-Irish
Economy the focus of Taoiseach's London visit
Wind farms on Ireland’s west coast will also be on the agenda.
# Angry Doc
Cameron and Clegg's hospital visit interrupted by irate doctor
The British prime minister and deputy prime minister were meeting patients at the hospital when the doctor accosted the accompany TV crew over hygiene.
# Oops
Obama mocks that awkward moment he toasted Queen Elizabeth - alone
Video: Obama wasn’t deterred from continuing his toast by the British national anthem, but seems to have realised something was amiss when he was the only one raising his glass.