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Lib Dem conference: Nick Clegg warns against 'backwards' EU politics

9 March 2014 Last updated at 19:28 GMT

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has pledged to take on "backwards-looking politics", as he made the case for membership of the EU in his conference's closing speech.

Addressing Lib Dem members in York, Mr Clegg portrayed the elections as a straight choice between his party and critics of the EU, such as UKIP's Nigel Farage.

He also praised the party's role within the coalition government.

Vicky Young reports.