Here’s a ******* awesome Liberal Voice we should hear more from

With apologies to those who’ve already seen this story — but it’s too good for us not also to copy and paste from the Telegraph report

With Nick Clegg about to miss ‘an unprecedented fourth meeting of the Privy Council’ in his role as Lord President of the Council, the Telegraph spotted a mischief-making opportunity and phoned one of the leader’s aides to get a quote. The reporter got more than he bargained for:
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“I can’t believe we are having this ******* conversation again,” an aide to the DPM emoted in a tirade worthy of Malcolm Tucker in the television series The Thick of It. “The ******* fact is he can’t ******* be everywhere, but I know you are going to go off and write that the DPM has ******* snubbed the Queen once a-*******-gain.”

A less fun official response followed:

Later, in an official statement, the DPM’s office said: “This was an emergency session of the Privy Council, which was arranged at very short notice. The DPM could not attend because he had already had a long-standing commitment to give evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee in Parliament at exactly the same time.

Please feel free to speculate about the identify of the Dude responsible below. If they weren’t a Lib Dem they’d surely be an early contender for our Liberal Voice award

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from May 2007 to Jan 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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