Friday, June 13, 2008

Which leader did Davis go to first?

Exhibit A:

As part of his preparations, Davis held a meeting with Clegg shortly after the votes on the 42-day plan on Wednesday evening. Davis successfully floated the idea that the Lib Dems might like to consider not fielding a candidate in the byelection because they agree on the 42-day issue.

Exhibit B:

He only informed Mr Cameron after Wednesday’s division on the 42-day power, which Mr Brown won by just nine votes. He presented it as a fait accompli and rebuffed Mr Cameron’s attempts to change his mind. … Mr Davis took the precaution of receiving a pledge from Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, that his party would not put up a candidate against him.

Caveat: you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the newspapers.

[Right, I think three posts on this in 24 hours is probably enough now. Go read the poverty one instead: it’s much more important. Really. And you’ll feel so worthy afterwards, and you then can go out drinking with a tortured yet paradoxically clear conscience. ‘Oh, it’s awful, but oh, I’m so concerned about it, what a truly wonderful person I must be. Glug, glug, glug – hi, do you come here often? Hic.’]

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