A sudden burst of press activity this morning on the dreaded “triple lock” binding Nick Clegg in any hung parliament talks. With the polls narrowing, Westminster’s big beasts are slowly realising they may one day have to listen to Lib Dem activists.
My piece and Tom Baldwin’s in the Times managed to quote different sections of the infamous rule, passed at the raucous 1998 Southport conference. Baldwin seems to have had a bit of trouble extracting it from the Lib Dem press office. So for constitutional scholars and nervous investors everywhere, here is the motion in full. Read more