Channel 4 have more on hands on LibDem wrong ‘un Lord Rennard:
re last night's C4News disclosures re Lib Dem influential Lord Rennard. More women contact us with serious sexual allegations
— Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4) February 22, 2013
Guido has been on his case for years. Back in April 2010 he hinted at the pervy peer’s “skeletons in the cupboard”, the following month discussing the “one female trainee” employed to “service the needs of Lord Rennard”. Rennard faced multiple complainants. He relied on trying it on with ambitious women who unsurprisingly did not want to be implicated in scandal. The LibDem party hierarchy knew what he was like, forced him out and covered it up. The cover-up will be costly.
For what it was worth, the News of the World were pursuing the story with some vigour, but Rennard’s lawyers got them. With sources then refusing to go on the record, this was about as close as we could go in May 2009:
“Paul Burstow, Chief Whip in the House of Commons, phoned a number of female LibDem PPCs personally to assure them that Chris Rennard would no longer be in charge of their careers. A number of Cowley Street staffers are rejoicing at the departure of of the Chief Executive. Mostly female staff…”
The Sunday papers are going to have a field day…