James Forsyth James Forsyth

The recriminations begin

The Royal wedding and gossip about super injunctions is rather dominating conversation at Westminster today. But there is still some politics going on. Patrick Wintour in The Guardian has the beginnings of the recriminations that will follow a No vote in the referendum.

Relations between the Lib Dems and the Yes campaign are pretty bad at the moment. Clegg’s camp is happy to tell journalists about what they see as the myriad failings of the Yes campaign. They complain that the Yes campaign has been too slow on the draw, let the No side define the debate and failed to get any message across.

The Yes campaign’s response to this has been to whisper in peoples’ ears that whenever Nick Clegg appears for Yes their numbers go down. But when David Cameron campaigns for a No, it gives his side in the referendum a boost. In other words, don’t blame us if we lose, blame Clegg.

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