Oliver Letwin, a major-league 1980’s leftover, has been banished to the back room ever since he was identified beyond contradiction as a major-league political liability whenever allowed out in public.
Now he is redeemed, big-time. Because the careful and crafty ‘Agreements’ document emerging from the successful Con-Lib negotiations is clearly his work: it has his thumb-prints all over it. Well thought-through, well-drafted (in the time available): I am guessing that it contrasted dramatically with the paucity of Labour’s response when the LibDems shopped the deal – not a bad argument when it came to decision-time for Cleggy and his crew.
An investment banker, Letwin has negotiated a few big commercial deals in his time, and the business-like tenor of the Agreements document shows this well. Business and politics, eh ? Capitalists at Work !
PS - we shall of course be picking over said document with relish in the days to come …