Peter Wilby's new media column in the New Statesman, which he started after stepping down as editor a few months ago, has been consistently outstanding: original, informative and funny.
This week he deals with the Sion Jenkins case, criticising the character assassination of Jenkins in the press following his acquittal. One of the good things about Wilby as a commentator is that while many of his contemporaries appear certain of everything, he acknowledges his own doubts and mixed feelings. He explains why the NS under his editorship was the first to publish an article arguing Jenkins' innocence yet was not sufficiently convinced to run a fully-fledged campaign on the issue.
Of perhaps more interest to Lib Dems, Wilby reveals Chris Huhne's secret vice. It seems that in the early 1990s Polly Toynbee's favourite Lib Dem had 'an uncontrollable passion for the Exchange Rate Mechanism or ERM'.
At the moment this piece is mysteriously not listed on the NS website. I will add a link if it appears.