As Iain Dale and Yellow Peril flagged up three hours ago, the Press Association is now confirming that Michael Brown, who gave a dodgy £2.4 million donation to the LibDems, has been arrested in Spain to face extradition on fraud charges. These mugshots date back to when he skipped bail in Florida.
So that explains the LibDems failure to make capital out of the Loans for Lordships scandal.
The Dead Tree Press is getting beat by bloggers time and time again, it has taken a newspaper two weeks to catch up on the Airmiles bullshit spin highlighted by Guido here and here as well as on Blairwatch. Are political journalists getting lazier?
“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…”