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Don Foster has been doing the rounds on BBC News, ITV and Radio 4 to give Jeremy Hunt a kicking. He was Clegg’s voice on the airwaves – pushing the line that Hunt should be referred to Sir Alex Allan: “It is absolutely clear that questions remain in the public’s mind.” Etcetera.

Foster seems to have forgotten that his name also awkwardly cropped up in the Fred Michel emails. Yellow sources suggest to Guido that the one time LibDem DCMS spokesman used to see himself as a conduit between the department and top media figures: “If you were interested in the DCMS brief back then it would be pretty stupid not to talk to Don. He used to boast to colleagues: ‘I’m the way into the ministry'”. Another LibDem flip flop…

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Quote of the Day

Rowan Atkinson tells The Times

“All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apologising for them. You should really only apologise for a bad joke. On that basis, no apology is required.”


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