I don't agree with much that David Cameron ever says about anything. He's always struck me as the worst kind of PR-speaking, slimy creep who will say and do anything for power. But he was right when he called Russell Brand 'a joke'.
The way Cameron, Clegg and Miliband are reacting to the Nicola Sturgeon phenomenon is reminiscent of the mouse in Robert Burns’ poem. “Wee, sleekit, cowrin’, tim’rous beastie,” he wrote.” What a panic’s in thy breastie?”
A key lesson that future junior coalition partners should take from the Liberal Democrats’ first experience in government is that the costs of being embedded across government are substantial, whilst the benefits in terms of clear influence on policy are small
On the campaign trail, both leaders behave as though the electorate ought to choose between them alone, on a presumption that the familiar two-party system remains the default position of British democracy.