Wednesday, 21 January 2015
John Rentoul, Tony Blair's biographer, categorised Nick Clegg's comments on today's announcement as "irresponsible". Would he say the same thing about the Conservative former home affairs spokesman David Davis ("Frankly this isn’t good enough … It is incomprehensible as to why this is being delayed. We need to know why.") or the ministerially very experienced Conservative statesman Douglas Hurd who had said the delay had gone beyond “questions of mere negligence” and was now a “scandal” with dangerous implications.