The Sunday Times Atticus column has launched a campaign to Save Ming's Jag. They think that he is missing it and that's why he's been so 'lacklustre' recently. Click HERE to vote on whether he should be allowed to get it back!
If his performance on The Politics Show is anything to go by he may soon have more time to enjoy it. He was asked a question on Blair signing the animal testing petition and promptly started talking about the Gordon Brown succession. Jon Sopel felt embarrassed to have to tell him he'd answered a completely different question.
UPDATE 5pm: I have just been reading Nick Cohen's column in The Observer and he has this to say about Ming: Speaking of deadbeat Lib Dems, Simon Hughes will be on the Sunday programme this morning saying 'it is too early' to judge Ming the Worthless. No, it's not; he's a failure for reasons that are clear to anyone outside the liberal consensus. Broadcasters are not always as aggressive as they pretend. On every great issue, they choose a public figure to represent their views. He or she enjoys the easy life and august title of Official Spokesperson for the Media Class. So it was with Ming and Iraq. Go back through the archives of Channel 4 News, Today and Newsnight and you won't find an allegedly tough presenter asking him a single hard question. Not one. Naturally, the powder-puff interviews made Ming appear a formidable politician. It is only now that the luckless Lib Dems are discovering he is nothing of the sort.