Charles Kennedy’s leadership faces two new attacks today:
- An unofficial online petition of LibDem members and supporters – Kennedy Must Go – claims to have attracted over 3,000 signatures. That number includes 386 local councillors. For more see this on BBCi.
- Today’s Independent reports that LibDem MEPs are rebelling against Mr Kennedy’s proposed new policy paper on the Common Agricultural Policy: "Chris Davies [pictured], leader of the Liberal Democrat group in the European Parliament, threatens publicly to disown the document, which is due to be published in a fortnight by the party’s environment and rural affairs spokesman, Norman Baker."
Mr Cameron’s advisers will see this as vindication of the new Tory leader’s high profile attempts to woo LibDem voters and thus destablise the party leadership.