Thursday, January 19, 2006
Lib Dem Leadership Latest. 4 becomes 2 1/2
Oaten. Lost. Badly.
Much like Derek Redmond in the 1992 Olympic 400m semi-final, Mark Oaten has pulled up with quite a way to go. I find it amusing that the man who stood on a platform of metamorphosising the Lib Dumbs into a "truly modern 21st century party" has seen his chances go up in smoke already. Perhaps prophetic?
It is believed that Mr Oaten only had the support of a small handful of MPs. I think most of them were Conservative or Labour members. A statement is expected at 15:30 but as there is nothing else to say you don't need to tune in.
So then there were 2 (Campbell and Hughes) and a 1/2 (Who? Huhne). As it appears Viscount Thurso is destined not to stand, full support must be given to Who? in the hope that someone can re-hash the classic Abbott and Costello skit of "Who's on? Yes Who. But Who?" - probably better to watch, than to read.