It's not been the best day for Sir Menzies Campbell. At Prime Minister's Questions he raised the specific case of a prisoner being released and made a direct demand for Charles Clarke's resignation but it subsequently emerged that the prisoner in question is still in custody.
I give full credit to Campbell for apologising to both the Commons and personally to Tony Blair and Charles Clarke, but one has to wonder why this story was not checked properly given the dangers of it backfiring. Surely the Liberal Democrats would never go so far as to make serious alarming claims without verifying them properly? Is Campbell's judgement slipping already? Maybe he should "raise his game..."