Earlier today I took part in a ten minute discussion with LabourList's Alex Smith for a BBC World Service programme - a sort of Week in Westminster. The discussion was all about the Lord Ashcroft non dom issue. We heard afterwards that LibDem Peer Lord Oakeshott had been due to appear, but he refused to take part in a discussion and insisted on being interviewed alone. The producers said no, that couldn't happen. He then relented and agreed to take part in the discussion. Having then been told who his interlocutors would be he then refused to appear. Again.
Was it something we might have said? Or was it because a Peer of the Realm decided he was too grand to appear with mere bloggers.
So when the LibDems bleat on about not getting enough media opportunities, they shouldn't be taken at face value. There may be more to it. Perhaps this is why their Question Time appearances are being restricted :).