Former LibDem leader Nick Clegg has expressed his delight to be quitting the UK for California to take up a position with social media giant Facebook. He also announced he was giving up his efforts to stop Brexit:
As someone who has spent a lifetime arguing for Britain’s wholehearted commitment to Europe, it is of course a wrench to be leaving the public debate at a crucial time in the Brexit process. But the key decisions will soon pass to Parliament, of which I am no longer a Member, and once I had decided to take up this unique new challenge at Facebook, I felt it was best to get going sooner rather than later.
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie spotted the obvious issue:
Campaigning on something – and then abandoning all of it at a crucial juncture to work for people at the heart of everything you’ve opposed. It has a familiar ring.
Nick Clegg has reached peak LibDem.
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