It seems my use of the word "dick" has rather overshadowed the point I was trying to make in my last post. I suspect that after a number of decades in front line politics Simon Hughes has developed a thick enough skin to deal with my comments, but if I have genuinely caused offence, I apologise.
To be fair name calling is a bit childish.
However I stand by the broader point that I was making. Simon Hughes' recent pronouncements seem to undermine the coalition and by extension demonstrate a degree of disloyalty to Nick Clegg, his own party leader. By demanding a veto for Lib Dem MPs Hughes is implying that Clegg isn't doing a proper job of fighting the Lib Dem's corner with David Cameron.
Part of Hughes' role as Deputy Leader should be maintaining the link between the Lib Dem front bench and the wider party. I rather suspect that by saying what he has said he is achieving the opposite.
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