Nick Clegg: MPs demand inquiry into huge payment for Booktrust

Clegg's 12m favour to charity backed by his wife: MPs demand inquiry into huge payment Booktrust announced it had secured 6m for each of the next two years while other charities will have to wait until next year Labour and Tories have called for an investigation after leaked emails showed one of Nick Clegg's aides lobbied for the charity to get the grantMiriam Clegg hosted a function for BooktrustMr Clegg's spokesman said there was nothing improper about his interest in the Booktrust grant | UPDATED: 01:37 GMT, 2 December 2012 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg personally intervened to help a charity linked to his wife Miriam obtain 12 million of taxpayers’ money. Labour and Tories joined forces to call for an investigation last night after leaked emails showed one of the Lib Dem leader’s key aides lobbied for Booktrust to be given the grant, instead of competing with other charities. The organisation announced last week that it had secured 6 million for each of the next two years, while other charities will have to wait until next year – and some will get nothing

Leveson Report: David Cameron refuses to accept call for laws to control the Press

Cameron's stand for freedom: Defiant PM refuses to accept Leveson's call for laws to control the Press Prime Minister tells MPs idea of legal enforcement is 'complicated' and risks future politicians cracking down on the press Labour's Ed Miliband demands Lord Leveson's report be implemented in full as soon as possibleDeputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg breaks convention to give separate Commons statement to defy PM and back LevesonTory and Lib Dem leaders both oppose involving quango Ofcom in regulation and a call to impose tougher data protection rules on journalists | UPDATED: 08:20 GMT, 30 November 2012 David Cameron refused to undermine 300 years of Press freedom yesterday as he rejected the key recommendations of the Leveson Report. Minutes after Lord Justice Leveson delivered a blueprint three times the length of War and Peace condemning the 'outrageous' behaviour of newspapers, the PM made it clear he did not want any law governing their regulation.