We need to remind ourselves what David Cameron said the other day about Lord Ashcroft:
I admire people who want to flog this dead horse, but the horse is dead, and should no longer be flogged.
William Hague has given this story a new lease of life.
What was said to whom all those years ago when Ashcroft was given a peerage?
Has Ashcroft himself been rather economical with the truth in his little talks with Cameron and Hague over his tax affairs?
When was Cameron told about Ashcroft's non-dom status?
This small matter is raising questions about Hague’s judgment and Cameron's management of the Tory party.
The polls are indicating that this is still a Westminster village saga, but it could filter down to The Voters’ Arms before long.