LibLink: Mark Pack – Some party rebellions are good for the leader

The Voice’s Mark Pack has been guesting over at the New Statesman again, this time pointing out how there are some party rebels Nick Clegg may rather welcome:

Political pundits go on endlessly about how leaders should have “Clause 4 moments” when they pick a fight with parts of their own parties. In this case, the reluctant [Lib Dem peers opposed to Lords reform] have handily offered themselves up in opposition to Nick Clegg and democrats, providing an easy route for the Deputy Prime Minister to garner the benefits of a Clause 4 moment without its usual pains.

You can read Mark’s post about Lib Dem conference in full here. Also blogging about party conference at the New Statesman is Nick Thornsby, whose posts you can find here.

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