Those Lib Dems could win more than a medal or two

Home closure will give residents some respite

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It’s been difficult to hear the squeaking of politicians above the mighty roar of the Olympics, but our MPs have been doing their best to make an exhibition of themselves.

Boris Johnson ensured he was left dangling halfway along a zip-line – but even he did not find himself stranded as high and dry as the hapless Nick Clegg.

When David Cameron announced that plans for House of Lords reform had been booted into the long grass, the deputy prime minister immediately declared his intention to withdraw support for constituency boundary changes.

If throwing toys out of prams ever becomes an Olympic sport, the Lib Dems will sit proudly atop the medals’ table.