There was a rather excellent ding-dong between John Humphreys and Chris Huhne on the Today programme this morning, as BBC attack dog Humpheys picked over Nick Clegg’s secret past as a (whisper it) lobbyist.
For the record, Clegg started out at lobbying firm GJW in the early 1990s and had a second stint in lobbying from 2004 to 2005 when he took a job as one of five partners at GPlus, the mighty Brussels-based firm.
But – as Humphreys will testify – you wouldn’t know any of this from speaking to the Huhnster!
UPDATE: Former Mirror political editor gets in touch to say PR bosses can learn from Huhne’s performance. David Seymour says: ‘I thought Chris Huhne gave the perfect demonstration of how to deal with a difficult and aggressive inquisitor (as he did a few weeks ago with Steven Nolan on Five Live).
‘Everyone who wants to show clients how to deal with radio (or TV) interviews should play the tape of the Huhne/Humphreys confrontation.’