Pervy Lord Rennard Cover Up Accusation

Guido has always maintained LibDem peer and expenses cheat Lord Rennard was a bit of a wrong un. The dam began to crack on C4 News last night:

Bridget Harris, a former special adviser to Mr Clegg, said that in a hotel bar at a party conference, the peer repeatedly touched her legs without permission. “I had to physically move away from him,” she said. “He suggested that we take our coffees upstairs to his room.” Mrs Harris said she reported the incident to party managers, but nothing was done.Another, anonymous, Lib Dem woman, told the channel that the peer once “shoved his hand down the back of my dress”.

The LibDems have finally launched an investigation. They should take a look at any influence he had on the candidate selection process…

See also: this is from 2009: Rennard Round-Up

UPDATE: Rennard has quit his policy role to fight allegations. When he stood down before it was for “family reasons”.




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Paul Goodman as sagacious as ever on Arron’s entryism…

“… one must watch for former UKIP donors and a very few left-of-Party-centre MPs propping each other up, like drunks at the end of a pub crawl. It suits the former to claim the power to organise a programme of mass infiltration. It suits the latter to react by complaining about extremist entryism. The rest of us should keep a cool head.”

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