Guido reported on Friday the tale of the Lib Dem activist boasting about his spin that got the Standard to report that Kingston Hospital was under threat. Little did he know he was sitting opposite the Mirror’s Kevin Maguire while he was yelling down the phone on a train. Well it seems this was no rogue agent and was working extremely closely with sitting MP Susan Kramer, who is desperately trying to fight off Zac Goldsmith’s advances. The Liberal Democrats spun their “Save Kingston Hospital” campaign as a reaction to Labour suggesting a London wide review of hospitals. Why if this happened this month was the website “SaveKingstonHospital.org” registered by Kramer herself in early December?
There is no evidence to suggest Kingston Hospital is directly threatened any more than any other hospital in London. Yet Ed Davey and Nick Clegg have been quick to weigh in and throw they support, and faces, behind the quickly unravelling fake astro-turfed campaign. Looks like Parliament, and the Tories should start coming to terms with the dreadful idea that Zac might soon be sitting on the green benches.