Internal investigation into the conduct of Lord Rennard
No date has been given in this announcement. It is clearly the intention of Nick Clegg to sweep Lord Rennard under the carpet after putting him on the back burner, and Lord Rennard is having none of it. How long have these investigations been going on? Around a year. Doubtless Clegg would delay the "investigation" and its predictable "findings" for as long as it takes to break his spirit, till next year, probably, and beyond.
I have said it before, and I will say it again: the treatment meted out to Lord Rennard by his Party is so outrageous and so disgraceful that it would probably have been kinder to assassinate him with an ice pick.
I was talking to a friend who really ought to know better about these things, being legally-trained and all, but I suppose his view echoes what the majority of Britons think: that they do not care if Lord Rennard is really guilty or not. It is enough that he is a politician. For that he deserves to be punished. They are not interested in truth or principle, only indulging in schadenfreude.
He even went so far as to say that the principle of treating someone as innocent till proven guilty should be suspended where politicians are concerned.
So there you are, boys and girls of the political establishment. This is how hated you are. If you would like an improvement in your status and working conditions, you should get in touch with me, your unofficial Career Adviser and Shop Steward.
Only by doing something interesting and courageous will the voting public relent and consider the possibility that you might not be a complete parasite who is a total and utter waste of space.