That is certainly one (polite) word.
After Nick Clegg’s little faux pas of “forgetting” to tell David Cameron that he’d been talking to Gordon Brown behind his back, I was treated to the dulcet tones of Simon Hughes, who, as recently as yesterday had been positively salivating at the prospect of a LibLab coalition, and was now unctuously advising the BBC on how much he was looking forward to being part of a “progressive coalition” with the Tories. He was so oleaginous, he could single-handedly have caused a major oil slick in the North Sea.
Quite unlike politicians from any other political gathering, the Lib Dems appear to have thrown all their “yellow line” issues into the round file as they sensed a chance to finally get their hands on the levers of power. A depressing and profoundly unedifying display of the “new politics” that nice Mr Clegg promised us all, I’m sure you’ll agree.