Lib Dems’ SpAd flip flop

Special Advisors will not be paid for by the taxpayer[.] The government currently employs 74 Special Advisers in the central departments, an increase of more than 90% since 1995, at a cost to the taxpayer of £5.9m each year. These are political jobs, and should, therefore, be funded by political parties.

That was, erm, Nick Clegg, speaking in September 2009. It is also number 4 on my list of flips that have become flops (here are 1, 2 and 3) (via Left Foot Forward).

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