January 9, 2006

DRIVING OFF THE BRIDGE:

Lib Dems face civil war over leadership (Greg Hurst and Andrew Pierce, 1/09/06, Times of London)

THE Liberal Democrats are heading for civil war after moves for the swift coronation of Sir Menzies Campbell to replace Charles Kennedy were swept aside last night.

With grassroot party members threatening open revolt the contest descended into backbiting and recrimination as Simon Hughes, the party president and a likely leadership candidate, accused fellow MPs of disloyalty to Mr Kennedy.

The Times has learnt that the Liberal Democrats will be told today that their biggest donor is likely to withdraw his support. Michael Brown, the Majorca-based businessman who gave £2.4 million to the party last year, is furious at the treatment of Mr Kennedy.


With Labour moving Left and the Tories siezing the Third Way, it's an opportune moment for the libDems to go away--they can easily fit within the two main parties.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 9, 2006 12:00 AM
Comments

"DRIVING OFF THE BRIDGE:" Wrong family OJ ... and really baaad.

Posted by: Genecis at January 9, 2006 1:10 PM

I see that Teddy is publishing a children's book.

Posted by: Dave W at January 9, 2006 5:19 PM
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