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Memo to LabourList’s Paul Richards… Feel free to keep obsessing. It’ll lose you the next election.

I think it’s safe to assume that LabourList’s Paul Richards is not Nick Clegg’s greatest fan.

What prompts me to leap to this conclusion? Well, I guess if you headline your article profiling the Lib Dem leader ‘A snivelling, venal, ruthless social climber’ you’re making some kind of statement.

I’d highly recommend reading Paul’s post in full if only to gain an appreciation of the impotent fury, this red mist, which is clouding the Labour party’s judgment. Here’s a flavour:

Some make the mistake of saying that the reason why Clegg so naturally fits into a Tory government is because he

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  • User AvatarHywel 27th Jan - 11:49pm
    I wonder what Nick's record of success in political campaigns looks like. It's a fair question to ask of someone setting out a political strategy.
  • User AvatarRuth Bright 27th Jan - 11:26pm
    Glenn - quite. Converting non-voters is a more likely strategy. Nick Tyrone has achieved his goal of getting some attention a bit like when Germaine...
  • User AvatarJohn Roffey 27th Jan - 11:12pm
    Katharine Pindar 27th Jan '20 - 7:53pm "John Roffey. Thanks, John, but I am curbing my international instincts here to concentrate on the needs of...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 27th Jan - 11:03pm
    @ Matthew Huntbach, @ Katharine "Thanks to the cosy agreement between the Conservatives and Labour, these people had no MPs to properly represent them." "These...
  • User AvatarMichaelBG 27th Jan - 10:59pm
    Katharine, as you wrote, “Beveridge wanted to combat five great evils as he saw them, Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness”. We should want to...
  • User AvatarGlenn 27th Jan - 10:50pm
    Still waiting for Moby Tory, the mythical great white soft Conservative vote that fails to turn up at every election!