A Liberal Democrat general electio leaflet being distributed in Nick Clegg’s constituency doesn’t mention the deputy prime minister once — despite being printed in his own office. Having spent five years in coalition with the Conservative Party, Clegg’s team have the brass neck to try and attack Labour over proposed cuts: A party which will adopt Tory policies […]

Political Scrapbook can lift the lid on Vince Cable’s links to a 2014 plot to overthrow Nick Clegg — dubbed the most “ham-fisted attempt at a coup since Mark Thatcher”. The business secretary used a series of bizarre excuses and sent misleading information to the standards tsar while attempting to shirk responsibility for his failure to declare a […]

Vince Cable and a parliamentary aide have been ordered to apologise by the Standards Commissioner — after Political Scrapbook wrote to the watchdog highlighting their failure to declare a whopping £12,000 in private polling conducted in their constituencies by a rich friend. The polling in Twickenham and the Wells constituency of Cable’s PPS Tessa Munt formed the cornerstone of […]

Though the move has been expected since October, Nick Clegg is due to officially sack Vince Cable as the Lib Dems’ economy spokesman tomorrow. Writing for the Speccie, ex-Lib Dem hack Charlotte Henry notes that Cable’s demotion at the expense of a leadership rival (Danny Alexander) could indicate that ‘Saint Vince’ is a political gonner: “That team Clegg feel confident enough […]

Great line from Nick Clegg in his monthly press conference … It damages people’s faith in the system when parties make promises that are unachieveable says @nick_clegg on Tories immigration target. — Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress) November 24, 2014 … if he wasn’t, errr … … the bloke who famously apologised for making a promise he […]

Those who can’t wait to see Nick Clegg booted out of his (Whitehall) office next May could be getting an early sneak preview — but only if a Sheffield planning application gets the go ahead. Proposals for the “Demolition of existing buildings and erection of building to form 4 self contained apartments” at the site […]

If the deputy prime minister fancies some retail therapy to distract himself from dire personal ratings, perhaps he should steer clear of online shopping. Nick Clegg’s cardboard equivalent has been given the lowest rating by a majority of reviewers on Amazon.co.uk. Apparently it’s a bit flimsy: “I tried to stand this up outside my local […]

A top Liberal Democrat boasted that Nick Clegg had offered Mike Hancock the “best deal possible” by allowing him to remain a full member of Portsmouth Lib Dems — despite growing evidence that he sexually exploited a vulnerable constituent, an exiled party member has claimed. Portsmouth councillor Eleanor Scott, who quit the party over the Hancock scandal and […]