1367257This 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.