The ‘revelation’ that Nick Clegg smokes the odd fag, in his appearance on Desert Island Discs, prompted a flurry of stories in the Sundays and further reports through this week.
Such as the Daily Mail – “Nick Clegg has talked for the first time about being a secret smoker” .
But was it really such a great scoop for the Radio 4 chat show?
Axegrinder recalls that Clegg told Politics.co.uk about his dark secret vice in an interview back in April.
He said then: “I have a confession to make. I do take the occasional puffs of cigarettes myself.”
So why the heavy follow now but not then Axegrinder wanders.