(not satire – it’s the Lib Dems!)
The civil war in the Liberal Democratic Party over sexual harassment allegations against its senior members continues to worsen.
A couple of days ago, Nick Clegg decided to suspend MP Mike Hancock’s membership of the party after shocking allegations of sexual harassment against him came to light:
Nick Clegg claims he acted “immediately” despite evidence his office was first made aware of the allegations as long as 3 years ago.
But just last night local Liberal Democrats in Portsmouth voted to defy their leader and keep Hancock in his lucrative position in the cabinet despite the ruling from Nick Clegg:
One of the local Lib Dem councillors Cllr Les Steven even openly admitted he had voted to support Hancock because he is his friend:
“I am protecting Mike because I am his friend and I have not seen anything proving otherwise (that he is guilty). That’s the way I look at it.”
So what is Clegg going to do now? Suspend the entire Portsmouth Lib Dem membership from the party?
Or just wait for them to be wiped out – as they surely will – by an angry local electorate in May’s local elections?
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