particularly when juxtaposed with the Clegg 2012 quotes on sexual impropriety Guido used :
On ITV’s The Agenda:
“Serious questions need to be asked and if after we find out what’s happened, it’s clear that people have turned a blind eye or, worse still, connived with it, then of course they’re going to have to be held to account and – if that turns out to be the case – heads will need to roll of course.”
Here is is that same month, asking all the right questions on 5Live:
“I have been thinking about this a lot, because I cannot understand how this could have remained hidden for so long. There just must have been so many people who knew what was going on …and I just keep asking myself why, why did this remain buried for so long?”
Now of course this was Clegg commenting on sex allegations against Jimmy Savile, rather than the entirely unconnected matter of Lord Rennard that blew up three months later.
Today Clegg was on LBC's Call Clegg Nick had a torrid time. Click on link below to listen to his words'
I dislike Clegg but UKIP should note his emphsis on the burden of proof, the need for independent inquiry, sticking to due process and that he as leader cannot simply kick someone out and must avoid kangaroo courts. UKIP have no idea of due process and use kangaroo courts at the drop of a hat. They should learn from the LibDems. Proper political parties stick to their rules, due process and the rules of natural justice. What UKIP has done on in Lincolnshire to Chris Pain and others is an afront to our British sense of justice and playing by the rules. It will come back to haunt the Caball
UKIP better learn to play by the rules if they want to be taken seriously and not as a bunch of carpetbaggers.
I cannot resist linking to the Telegraph's five to tips for UKIP.
Pearson's classic is still unbelievable.