Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

Jim Pickard

Many anti-nuclear Lib Dems have gone quiet on the issue since they entered government; Andrew Stunell springs to mind. He is now a junior minister in DCLG: this is what he said about nuclear power in 2009.

But a Lib Dem backbencher, Martin Horwood, has today put forward an early day motion calling on the coalition to suspend Britain’s new nuclear energy programme in the wake of the Japanese crisis. 

If this remarkable poll is correct, Nick Clegg should be the one refusing to share a platform with Ed Miliband.

The Ipsos-Mori research turns conventional wisdom on its head and shows that Clegg is actually more liked than Miliband, scoring 40 per cent against the Labour leader’s 36.