The leader is encouraged by where the party made gains in the UK.
The miscarriage of justice was technically caused by technology – but actually came down to human greed and arrogance.
“We need much greater transparency as Cameron himself once called for”, says the Lib Dem leader.
“Some of them have had to sign contracts for accommodation – so it’s quite a complicated issue, and I don’t see the Government talking about it at all.”
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
It is becoming increasingly clear that the UK must build a more rigorous review process – for security concerns – of foreign firms linked to authoritarian regimes.
For decades, Governments allowed British nuclear expertise to atrophy, and refused to make decisions about new capacity.
And the Liberal Democrats are grossly over-represented in the Lords. So no Lord Cable of Bushy Park, please, and no Lord Davey of Bentalls.