by Stephen Tall on September 12, 2010
Today’s Independent reports under the headline Nick Clegg orders ministers: ‘Mingle with the troops at conference’:
Nick Clegg has told his ministers to “mingle” at the Liberal Democrat conference next week, to avoid the impression that being in government has gone to their heads.
On Friday, the Deputy Prime Minister hosted a meeting of all Lib Dem members of government at Chevening, his official residence. Mr Clegg cautioned his colleagues against being seen as “too distant” since moving seamlessly into government. For some of the grass roots, working with the Tories has been a little too seamless, some complaining that the party has sold out.
So thee you have it, it’s official: if you see a Lib Dem government minister at Liverpool, don’t be afraid to approach them.