Simon Hughes' size 10s and a 'toxic' Nick Clegg.

Remember how Ed Davey took over from Chris Huhne recently and the reasons behind it.

Well, tbg can tonight confirm this extract from Hughes draft speech which was due to be delivered to conference until someone with their head screwed on put two and two together.

It read "In Ed Davey we have a Secretary of State who we know is in the driving seat!"


They say you can always tell how well a speech went down by the response from your elders but don't tell Nick Clegg that.

Liberal Democrat Lord Greaves has just been quoted as saying this:

"Our Leader is at present, as they say amongst the chattering classes, politically toxic."

Hardly a ringing endorsement.