Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Three thoughts on Nick Clegg's flight to Inverness
As someone pointed out to me, the Sunday Mirror's exclusive about Nick Clegg slagging off his shadown cabinet colleagues whilst on a flight to Inverness is obviously true. No journalist would go to the trouble of making up a story about people whom most of his readers have never heard of.
Nick's comments display a remarkable degree of ingratitude towards Steve Webb. In such a closely fought leadership election, Steve's support for Nick Clegg may well have been decisive factor as it gave him some credibility with the left wing of the party - in as far as you can identify such a force in a party with so little ideology.
I would have hoped, following the Cleggover episode, that Nick would have learnt to be a little more streetwise about the ways of the media. Clearly, he has not.