Meet the Old Mingers

(Lord) Archy Kirkwood – formerly chief of staff to Steel, chief whip to Ashdown is “chief fixer”. Paul Burstow is “agent” for the tedious purposes of compliance with rules on spend, data protection etc. Martin Tod (a PPC and founder of Lib Dems online) is in charge of the e-campaign.

The Mingers calculate that Oaten should come fourth behind Huhne in third. Hughes campaigners recognise that the Oaten / Huhne redistributed votes are more likely to favour Campbell. Oaten is hitting the phones personally to activists…

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Quote of the Day

Paul Goodman as sagacious as ever on Arron’s entryism…

“… one must watch for former UKIP donors and a very few left-of-Party-centre MPs propping each other up, like drunks at the end of a pub crawl. It suits the former to claim the power to organise a programme of mass infiltration. It suits the latter to react by complaining about extremist entryism. The rest of us should keep a cool head.”


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