Email error turns yellows red

Journalists couldn’t decide whether it was a clever ploy or an embarrassing mistake when the Lib Dem press office sent a confidential briefing note to its entire mailing list. The document, first published on City A.M.’s website, armed MPs with punchy soundbites like “the party is in a confident mood”. But it also included a suggestion to raise taxes on people earning £50,000. “A mistake piled on top of a mistake,” was the verdict of a top Lib Dem spokesman.