Spin is one thing, but then there’s LibDem spin. According to Ed Davey who’s
With spin of this kind one could be forgiven for wondering whether the party machine has in fact lost all grip on reality. But maybe it’s something else entirely, maybe they are acutely aware of the situation they face and have opted to hire a communications consultant the like of which British politics has not before seen; a consultant who can stare reality in the face and without even the faintest flicker of a smile tell all who will listen that something entirely different is taking place; a consultant like Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf, better known to us all as Comical Ali – Iraq’s Information Minister during the 2003 invasion.
It’s certainly a tough sell the LibDems have on their hands, but if anyone’s up to the task it has to be Comical Ali; after all who can forget great lines like:
- "I triple guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad."; and
- "NO! We have retaken the airport. There are NO Americans there. I will take you there and show you— in one hour!"
Comical Ali, the saviour of the LibDems?