The Staggers' political editor Martin Bright interviews Chris Huhne in this week's issue.
One curiousity is the statement that Huhne 'has been a New Statesman reader all his adult life'.
If true, this means that he managed to read the magazine between 1978 (after Anthony Howard resigned as editor) and the late 1980s, during which time it was pretty much unreadable. The magazine was obsessed by politics, peddled a very narrow leftist line and was devoid of humour (the saintly Arthur Marshall was sacked as a columnist). I remember finding it a battle to read even a single article, never mind the whole magazine.
So if Huhne managed to read the New Statesmen throughout the 1980s, this feat demonstrates reserves of fortitute and stamina that will certainly serve him well if he does become Lib Dem leader.
On a different tack, I think his line that 'I'm very pleased Nick's now aligned with me', is disingenuous and cheap.