Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visits Fishguard

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met captain Colm Clare aboard the Stena Europe

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met captain Colm Clare aboard the Stena Europe

First published in News

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg got his sea legs today (Thursday) when he boarded the Stena Europe in Fishguard for a tour of the vessel.

Accompanied by leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Kirsty Williams, Mr Clegg embarked on a tour of the ship taking in the bridge, meeting captain Colm Clare and getting to grips with the vessel’s controls.

He then had a private meeting with party members and Stena officials before holding a question and answer session with the ship’s staff, which covered topics including youth unemployment and fuel costs.

“It’s been really impressive to be shown round this extraordinary operation that you run,” he told the crew.

“You’ve just been talking about the pressures that you face, which is very helpful to us to hear.

“The company is a real life line and a really important part of the economy. It is important that you remain prosperous and create more jobs.”

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4:42pm Thu 12 Apr 12

Andrew Lye says...

First I knew of Nick's visit...
Reading it here in the Western Telegraph.
And I'm a Lib Dem member.....
Nice to be told.....
First I knew of Nick's visit... Reading it here in the Western Telegraph. And I'm a Lib Dem member..... Nice to be told..... Andrew Lye
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10:41pm Thu 12 Apr 12

William 1 says...

Who's Nick Clegg????????
Who's Nick Clegg???????? William 1
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10:41pm Thu 12 Apr 12

William 1 says...

Who's Nick Clegg????????
Who's Nick Clegg???????? William 1
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8:57am Fri 13 Apr 12

Tttoommy says...

To answer Andrew Lye - its "security" and to answer William - Nick Clegg used to be a british politician who destroyed his party to gain power - he's now getting mega bucks in the EU
Dated 12th April, 2015
cheers,Tom
To answer Andrew Lye - its "security" and to answer William - Nick Clegg used to be a british politician who destroyed his party to gain power - he's now getting mega bucks in the EU Dated 12th April, 2015 cheers,Tom Tttoommy
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