The stories of today seem to be getting a little recursive. Vast quantities of hot air have been expended trying to understand Mr. Clegg’s statement of the obvious regarding the definition of ‘mandate’. The policy story having been subsumed by a process story (“LibDems Might Win Something: shock, horror!”) it’s now become a story about how the policy story turned into a process story. There have been complaints that the parties in general and the LibDems in particular have not had their policies subjected to sufficient public scrutiny. So here’s some of that kind of thing to be going on with.