Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.
Of his career, he says: "Joining the Liberal Party was a no brainer for me - when you're a young man, you don't get a calculator out saying 'Am I going to get to power?' you get propelled forward by idealism". Yet this week more than any other, critics have questioned whether his interest in power has meant his ideals have had to take a back seat.
In this candid conversation, he describes the behind-the-scenes negotiations that underpinned the coalition and he shares the personal trauma when, after his wife and baby son had both been dangerously ill, he wondered whether a political career would place too heavy a burden on his family.
Producer: Leanne Buckle
Record: Schubert - Impromptu No.3 in G flat major
Book: The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Luxury: A stash of cigarettes.
Waltz in A Minor
Artist: Idil Biret
- Chopin’s Piano Music: Volume 13.
Sunday Morning Coming Down
- The Man in Black: The Definitive Collection.
- Sign 'O' The Times.
- Paisley Park.
Nando Da Cruz
Petit PaysSinger: Cesária Évora. Performer: Paulino Vieira. Performer: Osvaldo Dias. Performer: Armando Tito. Performer: Toy Vieira. Performer: Ramiro Mendes.
Composer: Nando da Cruz
- Best of Radiohead.
- : Parlophone.
Life On Mars?
Composer: David Bowie
- David Bowie/Very Best of 1969-74.
Waka Waka the theme to the 2010 World Cup
Composer: Lyrics Shakira/ music J.Hill, Emile Kojidie, Dooh Belly, Eugene Victor, Ze Bell Jean Paul
- Listen Up: The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album.
Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3
Artist: Alfred Brendel
- Schubert:Impromptus Op. 90 & Op.142.
The Leopard - Giuseppe di Lampedusa
Stash of cigarettes
|Interviewed Guest||Nick Clegg|
- Sun 24 Oct 2010 11:15
- Fri 29 Oct 2010 09:00