Further to my story about Ming below I have now read the BBC report of Ming's Today interview HERE. The interesting bit is the last sentence...
"I will lead the party through this parliament, through the next general election and beyond, and no-one should be in any doubt about that."
Does it not remind you of the time in 2003 when Iain Duncan Smith bounded out of Central Office to tell the waiting media: "I'm in charge"?
It was at that point that we all knew he was not. And so it goes for Ming.