This Andrew Neil interview is as much of a coup as when he forced Ed Balls to finally admit to the massive structural deficit he and Ed Miliband left for the Tories to deal with.
Neil tackles Ed Davey on the “chequered history” of shamed LibDems, including Chris Huhne. He discusses Davey’s leadership hopes, the chances of the LibDems at Eastleigh and most riveting of all, he acccuses the LibDems of breaking the Coalition agreement with the Tories over boundary changes.
The details of the Coalition agreement are shown on the screen and could not be set out more clearly by Andrew Neil. In spite of this, Davey brazenly denies the facts staring him in the face. The Tories honoured their promise over AV, and fulfilled their pledge over Lords Reform. Furious that they lost over AV and also over Lords Reform, the LibDems ratted the Tories out over boundary reform. It is nauseating to see Davey preaching piously about fairness to society, knowing full well that the LibDems, out of pure spite, refused to keep their promise to back what in essence is an undeniably fair move.
You got AV, says Neil, you got what was promised on Lords Reform, but in a fit of pique, you reneged over boundary changes. Davey wriggles, bumbles and fudges, to no avail as he tries to lie his way out of the situation. How Neil stays so calm, I do not know. I wanted to smack Ed Davey senseless. The Lib Dems reneged, they have no honour and Boris Johnson was right all along. Now Cable and Clegg are in talks with Ed Miliband! The Tories should never have trusted such people and they have paid an awful price for this mistake.