Mike Hancock

Why did it take Mike Hancock so long to say sorry?

A small party of protest can brush such things under the carpet, because it attracts so little attention. But a party of government, one that aspires to hold power in the future, needs to clean up its act.

If Mike Hancock had been a Conservative or Labour MP, Nick Clegg would be at the front of the queue calling on that party to take action. 

If the Liberal Democrats aspire to sit at the top table, then the same rules apply.