Sunday 18 November 2007

Battle of the flip-flops

The Lib Dem leadership battle got ugly earlier today - flip-flops at 20 paces.

Huhne's office collated and sent out a document identifying Clegg's weaknesses (titled Calamity Clegg) - I was surprised it only appeared to be a couple of dozen pages long.

Clegg threatened to tell his mum (or Lib Dem big brother) while Huhne was denying knowing about the title of the document (although he was backing up the content) - I almost expected the crochet hooks to come out ...

So we now have the battle-lines drawn; if we can ignore the squealing of the cat-fight, it would seem that the difference between the two contenders is that one would set the Lib Dems up as unilateral nuclear disarmers while the other would support the retention of nuclear weapons on the basis that getting rid of them would weaken the bargaining position in non-proliferation talks!

What is fairly clear is that these two can't work together after the squabbling is over, and for some reason they seem to think that their performance will encourage people to vote for them.

Charlie Kennedy seems to be spot on - the knife truly has passed to a new and less skillful generation. They are more to be pitied than scorned, I can assure you.


Craig said...

I've got the video on my blog, I know you've seen it, but it's certainly worth watching again. Calamity Clegg looks like he's going to cry!

Calum Cashley said...

Ach, it was like watching newborn puppies in a dogfight - it's probably illegal.