Daily Archives: June 19, 2011

Nick Clegg dashed away from his comedy turn at the Press Gallery lunch on Thursday to get to an even more exciting appointment: the Lib Dem away day/bonding extravaganza.

Holed up in a hotel in the glamorous northern town of Bingley, Lib Dem MPs spent two days chatting, gossiping, plotting and generally rediscovering their love for each other. More than anything, this was a welcome break away from Westminster for the party to regroup after a turbulent few months which has seen heavy losses in local elections and a lost AV referendum, but a government U-turn on the health bill which has been credited as as a Lib Dem victory. Read more