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Nick Clegg Takes The Backdoor To Avoid Remploy Protests

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 12th, 2012.

Deputy Prime Minister (although possible acting PM as Cameron was out of the country) popped into Wrexham today to speak to local Liberal Democrats in a private closed session at Glyndwr today. Waiting outside was a hastily convened protest against the closure of Remploy.

There was a good natured crowd of around 50 people with a megaphone and several placards. The local AM Lesley Griffiths and MP Ian Lucas were in attendance, as were a handful of North Wales Police finest.

Mr Lucas told Wrexham.com “I hope he agrees to meet the workers. It is thanks to the Liberal Democrats’ support in Westminster that the Government is able to push through plans to close Remploy factories. Nick Clegg should explain why he wants to close Wrexham’s Remploy factory to its staff face to face.”

Sadly this was not possible as on arrival at Glyndwr the protests were spotted so he zoomed round the back – we did try and follow:

We legged it to follow Clegg...

Clegg arrived in Wrexham via helicopter, landing on the Nine Acre field then drove to Glyndwr’s Catrin Finch Centre. Due to his hasty dodge round the back, the protestors moved around there too.

Protestors at the back door.

Clegg left the venue again in a similarly ‘quick’ fashion.

Also, Wrexham.com noticed that Mr Cleggs official car was a possible safety hazard, as the front right tyre looked a little low and could have done with some air!

More later as we get it including videos of the protests…

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