Monday, 15 October 2007

Is Ming Campbell about to step down as leader of the LibDems?

The BBC are reporting that the deputy leader of the LibDems, Vincent Cable, has told them that the position of Lib Dem leader is "under discussion". But he then went on to say that he did not think Ming Campbell's position was under threat, despite some in the party wanting him to go.

Lord Taverne told BBC Radio 4's World at One programme that Ming was the "wrong person for the moment" and should step down within weeks. The LibDem peer went on to say: "When you talk to people privately there's absolutely no doubt that the overwhelming number of peers want a change. I can't claim to be a representative member of the party, let's be absolutely clear about that. But my general impression is quite clear, if there's not a change of leadership, the party goes down the drain."

The Young Turks will be all of a quiver at this news. Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne are no doubt gathering support as I write this post.

UPDATE: Breaking news: Ming Cambell is to resign as the LibDem Leader.

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