Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sunday Telegraph alleges clash between Nick Clegg and Chris Rennard

For what it's worth - and with the Henley by-election about to take place, it may not be worth very much - the Portcullis column in the Sunday Telegraph has the following story:

Has there been a big falling-out between Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems' chief strategist and legendary by-election guru, Lord Rennard?

Westminster is awash with rumours that the pair have clashed damagingly about the future direction of the party.

Furthermore, Clegg's deal with David Davis in which he pledged there would be no Lib Dem by-election challenger to the former shadow home secretary, seems to have been hastily taken without much consultation among senior colleagues.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised - Chris I think needs a break from elections - the literature in C&N was old-fashioned as was the strategy inflexible and flabby.

No disrespects to Chris he has performed valiantly for our party - who can forget Eastbourne etc.

It's now time to allow fresh blood to put forward innovative ideas and to target even more effectively.

Peter Welch said...

I thought this was fairly transparent pre-election spinning really.

Whether they do agree on everything, I don't know. But I can't see a gleaming Merc as being either cause or symptom.

Liberal Neil said...

This story looks like rubbish to me.

I think the clue is in the first two words of your title!