I’ve just listened to Radio 4’s World at One bulletin and heard another half-hearted endorsement of Charles Kennedy from a LibDem MP. Susan Kramer MP clearly sees her leader as on probation. On this morning’s Today programme Simon Hughes hesitated before agreeing that Mr Kennedy would fight the next election as LibDem leader.
The big fear for Mr Kennedy, however, is that his deputy Menzies Campbell has finally lost patience with his laziness. Yesterday ‘Ming’ would only say:
“I have had a very long and profitable relationship with the leader of the party.”
"Had"? "Had"! Mr Campbell has been unavailable for comment today. Is he planning to challenge Mr Kennedy? Wat Tyler is keeping the blogging community up-to-speed with his Runners & Riders site.