— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) August 14, 2013
Just when the narrative was moving against LAB this happens
This is how the Mail story linked to in the Tweet above starts:
” The Tories and Lib Dems stood accused of â€˜robberyâ€™ yesterday after pocketing a Â£520,000 bequest to the nation left in an elderly spinsterâ€™s will.
When she died aged 90, former nurse Joan Edwards left her fortune to the Government to spend â€˜as they may think fitâ€™. But instead of using the money on the Health Service, schools or to ease the national debt, the Coalition shared it between them as a party donation..”
During a quiet news period in mid-August this has the potential to run and run and be enormously damaging to both coalition partners.
That it happened in the first place is bad enough and the blues and yellows need to act quickly to stop a fire becoming an inferno.
What a gift to Labour. What a great piece of reporting by the Mail.