Has Nick detected the emergence of ‘shy Cleggites’?

by Stephen Tall on January 13, 2011

‘Shy Tories’ — the term applied to those planning to vote Conservative, but too embarrassed to admit it publicly — was a phrase used to help explain the pollsters’ failure to predict John Major’s 1992 election victory. An anecdote told by Nick Clegg in his interview in today’s Sun suggests the Lib Dems might also […]

Sorene appointed Nick Clegg’s new head of communications

by Stephen Tall on January 13, 2011

PR Week reports: The Cabinet Office has appointed a senior Whitehall communicator to a newly-created role as Nick Clegg’s head of comms. James Sorene, currently the Department of Health’s head of news, will also act as the embattled Deputy Prime Minister’s spokesman. The role will involve working with Clegg’s political spokesman James McGrory and chief […]

Farron triggers PCC probe into Telegraph’s Lib Dem MPs undercover sting

by Stephen Tall on January 13, 2011

The BBC reports: The press watchdog is investigating the Daily Telegraph’s use of undercover reporters to record Lib Dem ministers’ thoughts on the coalition government. It reported comments made by Business Secretary Vince Cable in a meeting with people he thought were constituents. Lib Dem President Tim Farron asked the Press Complaints Commission to investigate. […]