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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Former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King…

“There are arguments for remaining in the EU and there are arguments for leaving the EU. But there is no case whatever for giving up the benefits of remaining without obtaining the benefits of leaving.”


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