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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

It's just like being Bob Woodward

Alright, not really.

But my little post asking where Nick's Little Black Book is seems to have developed a life of its own.

First, Andrew Rawnsley followed a similar theme in the Observer (entirely coincidentally I believe).

The yesterday, someone in the lobby followed up to Nick, asking the same question at the monthly press briefing (Hat tip George Eaton).

'Elsewhere during the Q&A, Clegg was asked whether he had his own "little black book" of Lib Dem policies blocked by the Tories and cited housing, border checks and banking reform as areas where they had prevented progress'. 

 And Now Benedict Brogan mentioned it in his daily newsletter

'He also reiterates his support for a mansion tax, suggesting that this will be in his "little black book" when the Coalition partners coordinate their divorce before May 2015.'

Many thanks to all.


  1. "When the Coalition partners coordinate their divorce before May 2015."

    I confidently predict, give Clegg's past judgements, that the divorce" will be done over the wrong issue, at the wrong time, and in the wrong way...

  2. As things stand, Heathrow seems a likely candidate. Which, as essentially a SW London issue. might fit your criteria.

    Hmm. There's a blog post in that :-)