The Sunday Mirror asked yesterday what has happened to missing floods minister Dan Rogerson, reporting that Downing Street had deliberately kept him out of sight because they feel he is not up to the job. The LibDem spin machine has roared into action with all the devestating force it can muster. This leaked email shows them, er, begging their MPs to tweet in support of their man:
Subject: Tweeting in support of Dan Rogerson
This story is not true, Dan has done lots to help the flood effort.
In order to rebut the story, if you could tweet/blog in support of Dan that would be really useful.
Our lines are:
“As Floods Minister Dan Rogerson has been playing a key active role in the government’s response to the flooding.
He has attended every COBR meeting since the flooding began.
He has been liaising with agencies and water companies to make sure contingency plans are in place; as part of this, he has spoken to GOLD Commanders and CEOs of affected companies on a daily basis.
He has also visited flooded areas such as Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset to make sure everything possible is being done to assist affected communities on the ground.
He is chairing the Somerset Levels and Moors Action Plan group, which is working to a tight timescale to develop a long-term solution in the area.”
The response has hardly been enthusiastic. That went well then…