Larger than life Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard has agreed to play even larger than life late Liberal MP Cyril Smith in a new film, which will also examine how Mark Oaten’s political career was derailed by ‘filthy smears’.
‘Cyril was brilliant at connecting with young voters, especially young men,’ said an excited Lord Rennard. ‘Similarly, I have succeeded in getting into more young women at parties – er, I mean getting more young women into the party.’
Party leader Nick Clegg said: ‘I am delighted these charismatic Liberal big beasts will be connected in this way. As Shakespeare once said “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some thrust their greatness upon others, usually at party conferences or in childrens’ homes”.’