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March 20, 1998

Innocent victimhood seems to be in fashion in the Lib Dem education team. Easy winner of any contest to find the most dumbstruck expression of the month would be further and higher education spokesman Phil Willis. Debuting on Question Time last week, his burgeoning reputation for constructive radicalism took a savage blow in the form of a glowing endorsement, during a debate on the monarchy, from robustly right-wing Tory John Bercow.

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