A little while ago I sought expert input on the UK boundary-changes debacle, discovering that the Conservatives have screwed up the only political issue that mattered in their coalition dealings.
And so it comes to pass, according to Brogan in the DTel. He reckons the LibDem manoeuvering might bring down the coalition, which I suppose could have its advantages.
But I wonder. Cameron is one of those types whose sense of honour includes putting friendship above most other considerations. It's this, of course, that will be end of his credibility when the ludicrous Brooks thing plays out. In the meantime, his little friend Clegg will probably get a measure of top-cover for his plotting, where he ought already to have been taken to one side and had his fortune read for him
That's the trouble with Etonians: when you've got it all, at the end of the day, you don't have enough at stake.
What a shambles.