This morning’s newspapers do not expect Charles Kennedy to survive as LibDem leader and some senior parliamentary colleagues have also turned against him this morning:
Nick Harvey MP said that a number of colleagues – including him – were likely to force a vote of ‘no confidence’ at the parliamentary meeting of LibDems next week.
Chris Davies MEP, Leader of the LibDems in the European Parliament, described Mr Kennedy as a "dead man walking".
Sandra Gidley, MP for Romsey, and one of eleven ‘shadow cabinet’ members who signed the pre-Christmas ‘no confidence’ letter put together by Vince Cable MP said: "Charles must think hard about whether he has the personal strength to fight the triple demons of the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the drink problem."
Lady (Jenny) Tonge (sacked by Mr Kennedy in the last parliament) said that Mr Kennedy was in danger of "destroying" the party.