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When was the last time a media scrum chased the Liberal Democrats down Whitehall?
At the conclusion of talks on Sunday at the Cabinet Office between the Conservatives and the perennially third-placed party,Β the Lib Dem negotiating team walked the short distance past the Cenotaph to the back of Portcullis House, part of the parliament buildings.
A pack of cameramen and photographers, walking backwards and hoping to avoid tripping over, surrounded Danny Alexander, Chris Huhne and David Laws as they made their way down the street.
You can get a flavour of the melee in this video clip I took as the press pack rushed past.
David Cameron’s troublesome Euro MP Edward McMillan-Scott is a Conservative no more and has joined the Liberal Democrats. There is no love lost between the independent-minded Macmillan-Scott and the Tories after they expelled him for defying the party over their (anti-)European policy.
He came to the Liberal Democrat’s Spring Conference in Birmingham on Saturday (March 13) and was more than happy to be pictured alongside his new leader, Nick Clegg.
from The Great Debate UK:
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