Clegg’s background isn’t traditionally Liberal. He was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in 1967. His father was a City banker and his mother, a teacher, is Dutch and arrived in Britain via a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Indonesia. Clegg is only a quarter British as his father is half Russian, Clegg’s aristocratic grandmother having fled St Petersburg after the tsar was ousted.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Nick Clegg interviewed in The Times
It seems that Giles Hattersley spoke to our man as they sped through Market Harborough. His piece contains the following interesting snippet: