Liberal with the truth

October 4, 2002

Apologies. Apparently something vaguely amusing did happen at the Liberal Democrats conference last week, contrary to The Diary's earlier report. The Liberal Democrats' education spokeswoman in the Lords, Baroness Sharp, made a blunder while chairing the AUT's fringe meeting.

She introduced Tom Wilson, deputy general secretary of lecturers' union Natfhe, as general secretary, which prompted one wag in the audience to quip: "No, he's not. But he'd like to be."

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