Nick Clegg attacks Policy Exchange for ‘offensive’ and ‘underhand’ briefing

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has attacked thinktank Policy Exchange over its call to boycott the upcoming Global Peace and Unity event in London. The thinktank had circulated a dossier questioning apparent extremist background of several of the events speakers. However Mr Clegg, who is due to speak at the event accused the thinktank’s director of “bizarre and underhand behaviour”, and questioned the validity of the evidence.

Liberal Democrat Voice, 24 October 2008

Read the Policy Exchange dossier here.

Update:  See also The Green Ribbon, 26 October 2008