On Call Clegg last November, the LibDem leader admitted that his office did receive a detailed letter from the solicitors of Hancock’s victim outlining the allegations against him. Clegg let slip that:
“We did receive a letter in February this year… you’re right, we did receive a fuller letter from the complainant in February this year and I asked the chief whip to look into it.”
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So why are the LibDems pretending they had no idea what Hancock was being accused of until yesterday afternoon? And why did it take them almost a year to act?