Tim Farron declared his door was “wide open” to potential Labour defectors amid warnings Jeremy Corbyn’s party would be “slaughtered” by the Conservatives.
Mr Clegg, who quit as party leader following the electoral mauling in May which saw the Lib Dems lose all but eight of their seats, will return to the conference stage in Bournemouth.
“He was the first Liberal to lead us into government in peacetime since Lloyd George’s day and our achievement is something we are all collectively very proud of”.
“It’s time Britain has an economically credible and socially just option and that is the Liberal Democrats…”
The Liberal Democrat leader refused to rule out a power-sharing deal with Mr Corbyn’s Labour but made an open pitch to the party’s members and elected politicians to jump ship.
The next General Election will not take place until 2020, but the new leader is already attracting a great deal of media attention – not all of it positive, meaning that his suggested policies are likely to be of interest to many throughout the world of contracting.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense moved Monday to condemn a statement from a serving army general, who warned that the military would “mutiny” if Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn were to become prime minister. “People felt a sense of grievance after the election so 20,000 people have joined us”.
He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “I’m a pluralist, I’m not somebody who thinks I’m always 100% right, nor that everybody else is 100% wrong”.
He will also focus on youth justice and helping victims.
He added: “I have been fairly outspoken about the Lib Dems and the coalition, which I did not support, and their current position vis a vis austerity economics”.
He said: “There are many voters who will never back the Tories, and are now desperately unhappy with Labour’s leftward lurch, who will be looking for a new home”.
Which of those are not Labour Party aims and values? Nothing noble about defeat – losing sucks, losing robs you of your chance to make people’s lives better. And the former deputy prime minister avoided answering when asked if he would encourage them to do so.
He explained: “It’s no secret that I have pretty fundamental differences with Jeremy Corbyn“.
Unlike in the House of Commons, the Tories are outnumbers in the Lords when the Lib Dems vote with labour.
I think there are two closely related elements to winning back the Labour MPs: proper information, and economic strategy.
He told the programme: “The idea of cooperating and working together on particular issues, that’s what we should be doing now”. “That is why we must strain every sinew to fight – and win – the referendum”.