— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) September 23, 2015
The “revelations” from Day 4 of the Daily Mail’s serialisation of Lord Ashcroft’s unofficial biography of Mr Cameron don’t quite have the potency of what we saw earlier in the week.
There’s nothing on today’s front page that struck me as being a must read and interestingly the amount of space being allocated is declining. That’s the problem with serialisations – you get the really juicy bits in right at the start but you do need to hold back material so that there is something that grabs attention every day.
Of the three areas highlighted this morning just one of them, the breakfast with the Queen, appears to provide new information. But surely don’t all Prime Ministers at some stage experience less comfortable sessions with the monarch during their terms of office?
The other two, foreign aid on which Lord Ashcroft has repeatedly set out his views and what appears to be a reference to Cameron’s Handling of the Leveson Inquiry, are about the politics rather than offering new information.
Maybe there are more goodies to come tomorrow or at the weekend but don’t hold your breath.
The big political issue that the book has raised is the timing of Cameron’s knowledge of Lord Ashcroft non Dom status. That could go on.