Okay: According to Politiken (dare I still trust that paper?), Naser Khader now publicly states that he did discuss a possible defection from the Liberals to Ny Alliance with Eyvind Vesselbo.
Topic for discussion: If we assume that Khader – or someone very close to him – is the source for Politiken’s original story, why would Khader take the risk of announcing a defection which wasn’t already completed?
In politics, these things work by the surprise effect: Call a press meeting, appear with Mr. X at the meeting and announce the facts of life. This smells of incompetent handling of both Mr. Vesselbo and the media. And Vesselbo will not be an easy person to deal with for Ny Alliance in the future.