There weren’t many MPs in the House for Danny’s big moment, but they still managed to make plenty of noise.
There are two reasons not to take this route if one has a strong party preference. One comes from the head, the other from the heart.
“We work hard and innovatively in thr midfield while the Tories are at the goalnouth trying to claim all the credit.”
Plus: Lord Ashcroft’s Scotland poll – I must revise my predictions. Abuse in Rotherham. An upset in Sheffield? My drivetime success. And: in memoriam, Martin Gilbert.
If these results were replicated in May, Douglas Alexander would lose his seat. So, too, would the Liberal Democrats’ Danny Alexander.
Including the latest from the rolling future leadership hustings at the Pale, Male and stale Dining Club.
The party’s election line-up demotes or sidelines prominent left-wingers and gives vital portfolios to men better-disposed towards the Conservatives.
Plus: Marr again. Shot foxes. Unhatted rabbits. Bercow’s revenge. Sir Trevor Brooking’s posterior. And: thanks to Stuart in customer services, who made this column possible.
Clegg hides from the Autumn Statement. Cable sends weird letters to the OBR. Is this really the differentiation strategy?
Whose policy was it really? Osborne and McLoughlin’s? Or Alexander and Clegg’s? Both sides are trying to claim credit.
Of course our efforts at Rochester weren’t helped by the glitches in the new CCHQ computer “Darth Vader”.
From tuition fees to those Farage debates: the story of how my party went from Cleggmania to single digits in under five years.
Also: NI police arrest twelve in anti-dissident raid; Lidl denies banning the Welsh language; and Scottish remembrance dogged by controversies.
Although Cameron and the Chancellor expected the deficit to be far smaller by now, they still have a credible strategy for dealing with it.
Which was, and still is, to reduce the deficit. All of the current talk about tax cuts risks undermining that.