Not that I normally look to Huffington Post for seriouos news stories but this one is nicely done:
If anyone sees a female Lib Dem MP can they let us know? Given that there are only seven women out of the 56 Lib Dems in the Commons, it is rather conspicuous that only one of them has spoken publicly about the allegations against Lord Rennard.
The reasons may be varied – one MP\’s voicemail inbox was full, presumably stuffed with messages from other journalists jostling for her attention – but when contacted none of them wanted to, or was able to, talk.
For of course, what everyone wants to talk about is…..well, if prospective candidates were encouraged to bunga bunga the peer (currently an allegation, which is vehemently denied), then how much bunga bungaing did the successful candidates do?
Of course, our expectation is none, none at all. Thus the actual case being made in the allegations rather falls apart. No bunga bunga required to become a female Lib Dem MP, thus no bunga bunga demanded from those who wished to do so. Even if the allegations of the asking for it are true (vehemently denied etc) it becomes just a series of crass passes rather than an exploitation of the power system.