James Forsyth James Forsyth

There are more attacks on Clegg to come

As the chances of AV passing diminish, the Lib Dems are complaining with increasing volume about just how directly Nick Clegg is being targeted. Up to now, they have kept their concerns about what, they are calling, the swift boating of Nick Clegg relatively private.

Last night, Chris Huhne said that he was “shocked that coalition partners can stoop to a level of campaign that we have not seen in this country before”. This morning, Paddy Ashdown has follow up on his phone call to Nick Robinson with a demand that David Cameron disassociate himself from the No campaign’s attacks on Clegg.

This isn’t going to happen. Indeed, I suspect the Lib Dems will get even angrier as the No Campaign’s leaflet for the final week is centered around a direct assault on Clegg.  

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