Harman started off by calling him 'the Foreign Secretary' and was then upbraided by the Speaker for trying to bring Lord Ashcroft into an answer to a question which hadn't been asked. Hague was full of gags and put downs, and for once didn't hesitate to show Harriet Harman up for the lightweight she is. She desperately tried to drive home points about Ashcroft, but Hague was always on the front foot and told her that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. He then suggested that while Brown is at the Palace attending on the Queen he should kill two birds with one stone and ask for a dissolution of parliament.
Vince Cable then asked about Michael Ashcroft's non dom status. He gives Harman an opportunity to kick the ball into the net. Instead, she kicks it into her own with a fumbling answer.
I was glad she mentioned the title of Michael Ashcroft's autobiography DIRTY POLITICS, DIRTY TIMES. It's a bloody good read, I published it and thought of the title!