The LibDem strategy to distance themselves from their coalition partners rumbles on. It’s not subtle at the best of times, but it’s probably a good idea to check you don’t send out your notes in the subject line of a press release:
From: Rob Banks [mailto:Rob.Banks@local.gov.uk]
Sent: 19 December 2012 16:25
To: Rob Banks
Subject: FW: Sending this imminently….. Amended as requested – and toned down on Pickles (on Paul’s request)
LGA Liberal Democrat Group
Speaking on the Local Government Settlement, Cllr Paul Tilsley, Lib Dem Finance spokesperson at the LGA said:
“It would have been a lot worse if it hadn’t been for the Lib Dems in government.