THE list of achievements from the Liberal Democrats’ time in office has just doubled with the addition of the Post Office scandal.
The party’s record when in government with the Conservatives has gone up 100 per cent with the revelation that Ed Davey ignored the scandal while postal affairs minister between 2010-2012.
Davey said: “First, the public now knows I was in government once. That’s got to count as a win.
“Previously they had no idea I was postal affairs minister and, I freely admit, neither did I. I thought I was energy secretary but apparently that was later on.
“Second, this distracts from going back on our promise not to introduce tuition fees which has hung over us ever since. Being associated with the wrongful conviction of hundreds of innocents really switches up the narrative.
“And for this to occur now just as I’m leader is exceptional timing. Though Jo Swinson was involved as well, if anyone remembers her, so it runs through from root to branch.
“We didn’t just do that. We also forced a referendum to change the electoral system to make it easier for the Liberal Democrats to get elected but the public voted against it. Never been sure why.”