Clegg denies cover-up over Lib Dem peer
Nick Clegg was forced to deny orchestrating a cover-up last night after he admitted knowing five years ago that there were concerns about alleged sexual harassment by Lord Rennard.
The Liberal Democrat leader issued a dramatic clarification after days of denials that he was aware of claims before they were raised by Channel 4 News last week.
In a statement, Mr Clegg said his office had heard “indirect and non-specific concerns” about the then party chief executive’s conduct in 2008, and “acted to deal with them”.
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