Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is the latest addition to an exciting programme at this year’s Hay Festival. The Liberal Democrat leader is a last-minute booking and he will appear on the last day of the festival, Sunday 6 June, discussing the new coalition government, the rule of law and constitutional reform with Philippe Sands.
Clegg is by no means the only politician appearing in the small Wesh town. The former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf (2001–2008) will discuss conflict and volatility in the region with Carey Schofield and Labour leadership candidate Ed will be appearing on both the opening Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Alastair Campbell will be there too.
Nick Clegg’s appearance will be his first public interview since taking office.