by Stephen Tall on December 1, 2014
Relations between Jeremy Browne and Nick Clegg have not been happy since the Lib Dem leader removed him from his ministerial post. A few weeks ago he announced he was quitting parliament at the next election. When David Cameron paid tribute to him at a recent PMQs, Jeremy tweeted, a touch plaintively:
The Prime Minister just told me that he was sorry I’m standing down. First party leader to say that to me since I announced it. Appreciated.
— Jeremy Browne (@JeremyBrowneMP) October 29, 2014
And it doesn’t look like Jeremy was too chuffed today to have once again been overlooked by Nick. Here’s his fabulously passive-aggressive reply to an announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister:
I suspect the Lib Dem press office got the message. Their tweet was more generous:
All snark aside, it’s all a bit of a sorry ending for Jeremy, who’s been a stalwart Lib Dem for the past two decades, as Ed Fordham pointed out on LibDemVoice here.