Included in the agenda for next month’s Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth is the usual ‘farewell’ speech from an outgoing party leader, Nick Clegg of course in this case.
There’s been an early trail of what his speech will be about in today’s papers:
Nick Clegg will start his political comeback next month with a speech at the Liberal Democrat conference on Britain’s future in the European Union ahead of the In/Out referendum, which is expected next year.
Party sources confirmed that Mr Clegg will use the speech, traditionally reserved for leaders who have recently resigned or been forced out, to make an impassioned defence of EU membership.
As with Nigel Farage on the other side of the debate, I’m not sure that Nick Clegg has much appeal to the floating voters in the referendum debate, but given what a long standing passion of his the European issue is, it would be rather churlish to complain about him mentioning it during his Bournemouth speech.