Thursday, January 12, 2006

If it could be anyone...

Colin Ross is running a poll on his site. "Which of the Lib Dem MPs would you like to see as Leader?". Annette Brook got off to a fast start, but Lorely Burt is running neck & neck with Campbell, Davey & Huhne.

3 Comments:

At 12:04 pm, Anonymous yolly said...

If politics is a greasy pole, as Charles Kennedy has sadly discovered, then his obvious successor, Simon Hughes, now needs to seize that pole with a very firm grip.

Hughes is respected in all quarters as decent, compassionate, urbane, witty, intelligent, principled and also vastly experienced.

More to the point, for the future of the Lib Dems, he is hugely popular with the public.

For all his personal qualities, that easy affection which people from all walks of life offer him is the most significant reason why he is the right man to lead them into a share of Government later this year.

After half a generation of a "New Labour" experiment that has ended up looking as clueless and lacklustre as the dying and dreary Conservative administration it replaced, Britain is long overdue the freshness and vitality that has always characterised the bulk of the Liberal Democrat policy canon.

That's why the Lib Dem membership owe it to the country to choose the man whose electability offers them the best chance of a serious role in Government that has beckoned many times but hitherto remained tantalisingly just out of reach.

In short: cometh the hour, cometh Mr Hughes.

 
At 1:12 pm, Blogger Leah & Robin Darbyshire said...

Not in our quarter he's not and one of us has worked for him!

 
At 2:07 pm, Blogger PoliticalHack said...

In what reality is Hughes regarded as decent and principled?

'Cos it isn't the one the rest of us inhabit.

And what's this 'share of government later this year' - is Labour planning a coalition with the yellow Tories?

 

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