Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WATCH: Cathy in Dulwich Calls Clegg

“The issues of his inappropriate behaviour were in the background“. Once more, Clegg’s Sunday statement does not ring true

Call Clegg: Reaction
Admits Rennard Claims “In the Background” When He Quit

In his statement on Sunday Clegg insisted: “he subsequently resigned as Chief Executive on health grounds”. Today he admits the claims against Rennard were “in the background” when he quit. His story is unravelling…

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Call Clegg Is On

As of 1pm this afternoon LBC sources have confirmed to Guido that tomorrow morning’s Call Clegg is on. It was brought forward a day due to Thursday’s by-election, and there is no word of him pulling out over at LBC towers.

Popcorn for breakfast…

Monday, February 25, 2013

Clegg Does a Runner

Having flown in from Spain last night to make the Rennard crisis worse, Nick Clegg has done a runner. Guido just spoke to the LibDem press office who said he had got on a flight at Heathrow. They did not know, or were not saying, where he is going, but it was not mentioned in the timetable briefed to the lobby this morning.

Where’s Wally?

UPDATE:

Clegg v Farron

Last night’s statement went well then. As if today’s papers were not bad enough for the LibDems, the party leader and party president have given a masterclass in being unable to stick to the same line this morning. First, Tim Farron went for a straightforward approach on the Today programme, admitting “we screwed this up”. Minutes later Clegg refuted that suggestion, telling Radio Solent “we have nothing to hide as a party”. Last night Farron refused to deny this would be a resigning issue for his boss if last night’s revelations were true…

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Clegg ‘Personally Told About Rennard Rumours in 2008′

Clegg only talks about his office hearing the Rennard rumours in his statement: “I am angry and outraged at the suggestion that I would not have acted if these allegations were put to me”. ITV’s Lucy Manning and the Telegraph report that a LibDem raised concerns with Clegg personally in 2008:

“I was at an event with Nick Clegg and said Nick, you need to know that we have print journalists which I believe were, I think the Telegraph were chasing it, the Mail was chasing it and the News of the World was chasing it.

I said I believe there are three papers that are actively pursuing the Rennard story and he knew exactly what I meant, there was no ‘what are you talking about?’

As the party leader he knew exactly what I meant when I said it to him. He said, ‘Thank you very much, I will go and deal with it.’ And again nothing happened.”

Clegg’s clarification of his clarification needs…clarifying.

Would I Lie to You?

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This from today’s Sunday Times magazine. Talk about amateur media management…

H/T @wallaceme

Thursday, January 10, 2013

WATCH: Clegg Under Fire Live on LBC Phone-In

Could have been worse, all things considering. Though he did later admit to owning a green onesie…

UPDATE: And here it is…

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Pic via @hmatthews92

Monday, December 17, 2012

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning View

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Clegg’s Conservative Christmas Card

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Nick Clegg’s Christmas Card is the only political leader’s one that is Christmassy. The seasonal collage featuring Father Christmas and a snowman is by 8-year-old Caitlin Costello, who won a competition to feature on the LibDem leader’s card.  Both Ed Miliband’s card and David Cameron’s card are deficient in Christmas aspects. So it is good to see Clegg taking a more conservative line…


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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