Clegg Contemplates Doing a Cameron

Nick Clegg is taking soundings. Chris Huhne throwing his hat in the ring has caused a panic. Clegg had calculated that Ming would be leader and the Orange Bookers would have their leadership battle after the next election. Oaten and Huhne throwing their hat in has upset that calculation. The Orange Book modernisers seem to have decided to have the fight now. Clegg has been discretely hitting the phone lines.

Clegg’s Telegraph endorsement this morning makes his bid more credible. Punters have slashed his odds today…

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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