Apparently the youth wing of the Liberal Democrats, currently known as Liberal Democrat Youth & Students, is about to have a makeover and big fanfare relaunch as "Liberal Youth". When Liberal Youth is born the official spin will be that it has been driven by Clegg as part of his first 100 days as leader. Well that's the spin anyway.
However, there are restless mutterings that the relaunch will be little more than a big media scam, and that the name change was agreed a long time before Clegg became leader. "The decision was finally passed at LDYS conference last October, but the announcement has been delayed so that it can be announced as something that Clegg decided to do to relaunch the youth wing" says an insider.
"As far as I know the name was Gettleson's (Chair of LDYS) idea and it's 100% awful, it sounds like Hitler Youth." The relaunch will be "totally staged managed" with many of the current LDYS membership banned from attending so they can "bring in the beautiful people". That Hitler Youth caricature sounds quite apt doesn't? It's all so liberal too!