Algeria hostage crisis front pages

Nick Clegg’s spinners were quick to distance themselves from MEP Graham Watson after the top Lib Dem made light of the Algerian hostage crisis on Twitter last night:

“it is clearly sick and offensive and is utterly condemned by Nick Clegg.”

Graham Watson MEP tweet

While the DPM would have been expected to heap fulsome praise on Watson when he was appointed president of Liberal grouping in the European Parliament in 2011, this particular formulation strikes Scrapbook as somewhat ironic:

“In uncertain times we need strong leaders in Europe who are prepared to do the right thing in very difficult circumstances.”

Difficult circumstances? Doing the right thing?

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