The Tories seem to have chosen George Osbourne as the Defector-finder-in-chief. This is an ideal choice.
I was recently watching Mr Osbourne making some of his conference speeches. He reminded me of a particularly unpopular, smart-alec, fifth-former. He looks as though he has only recently acquired long trousers. Goodness knows how anyone can expect him to be taken seriously as a potential Chancellor of the Exchequer.
So, from my point of view, the man is ideal to attempt to get LibDem MPs to defect. They must have to swallow their laughter the moment they see him coming towards them.