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

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…

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Farage Winning Higher Media Profile Than Clegg

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Not only is UKIP eclipsing the LibDems in polls, according to LexisNexis Nigel Farage is winning a higher media profile than Nick Clegg…

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cleggapology: Promising to Keep Promises Again

Clegg is promising to keep promises.

He made a video about keeping promises once before:

Monday, August 20, 2012

£250,000 For Dinner With Nick Clegg

While the sky-high union funding of the Labour Party will hardly come as a surprise, Guido was intrigued to note a sizeable donation to the LibDems in today’s latest figures. The largest yellow donation was generously given by a property development company by the name of Brompton Capital Limited. Brompton Capital – owned by millionaire businessman Rumi Verjee, an entrepreneur who made his fortune selling pizza – gave the LibDems £250,000 in the second quarter of 2012. Guido is sure that it is nothing than coincidence that last year Verjee dined with Nick Clegg at the LibDem leader’s posh home in Kent. Hopefully Verjee got more than a Domino’s for his money…

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Clegg Car Crash Grinds Coalition to a Halt

The Coalition are forever telling us how they want to get the country moving, but today the LibDems have firmly slammed on the brakes not once, but twice. This morning they conspired to lose the votes of just about anyone who owns a car by suggesting that the 30mph speed limit on residential roads be slashed to 20mph. The  baffling suggestion was dismissed by the AA as being “totally impractical and would impact on driving times and add to costs and delays“.

If that wasn’t enough, Team Clegg then picked a fight with Justine Greening by proposing a motion to oppose Boris’ Thames Estuary airport, or any new runways at any of the London airports. The LibDems have ground the government to a standstill, now they’re doing the same to the country too…

Monday, August 6, 2012

Chart: LibDem Promises Spin Unravels

LibDem MPs have been out in force this afternoon in an attempt to spin themselves as always having kept their side of the Coalition agreement. First Nick Clegg insisted: “my party has held to that contract, even when it meant voting for things that we found difficult. I am proud that we have met our obligations“. Then Simon Hughes chipped in: “We have delivered everything“. Oh really?

Not for the first time, yellow rhetoric is some way off the truth. On Lords reform 91 out of 305 Conservative MPs voted against the bill, or 29.8%. Yet on tuition fees 21 of the 57 LibDem MPs, some 36.8%, rebelled. On trickier decisions, a greater proportion of Tories have kept their promises than LibDems. Who’d have thought it…


Seen Elsewhere

HealthCare.gov Construction Cost $840 Million | Wall Street Journal
Why Do Feminists Oppose Stay-at-Home Mothers? | Laura Perrins
Chris Cook’s “Excellent Journalism” | Iain Dale
The Deficit Hasn’t Gone Away | Tim Montgomerie
Doctors Against Burnham | Mail
Privatisation is Good for the NHS | John McTernan
Keep Juncker’s Hands Off the City | Allister Heath
Britain’s New Enemies: Immigrants & Capitalists | FT
Today’s 1914 Parallels | Jeremy Warner
David Ward’s Holocaust Denier Friends | Harry's Place
Grayling: Bercow Faces Questions | Sun


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Knifed former civil service chief Bob Kerslake on his recent troubles:

“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”



TJ says:

And i’ve noticed that 100% of Guido Fawkes staff are men. Looks like Guido has a woman problem. Or is it an hypocrisy problem?


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