Friday, January 06, 2006
5 Live Phone in - Game up for Kennedy
If Charles Kennedy is listening to 5 Live's phone in this morning it won't make happy listening for him. Caller after caller phoned in to call for him to go. many were sympathetic to his predicament but virtually all felt it was untenable for a recovering alcoholic to be a political party leader. For someone to aspire to be Prime Minister and for that person to be a recovering alcoholic and have their finger on the nuclear button is simply not tenable. The LibDem candidate Hannah Hedges said people should support Kennedy and his drink problem had not affected his performance. Anyone watching Newsnight last night would beg to differ - especially those present at the LibDem manifesto launch where CK was clearly the worse for wear.