But Mr German knows that personality, as well as politics, are vital in
modern-day campaigning. The party's Montgomeryshire branch chairman has
suggested that the antics of their Welsh Leader, Lembit Opik - dumping long-term
weathergirl fiancee Sian Lloyd for one of the Cheeky Girls and regularly
parading her in the media - is damaging to the party. I expect you'll just
give me the line about how this is just media gossip irrelevant to politics, I
suggest. "I haven't said that, actually," he says interestingly. "He has." Mr German adds: "I don't think it will have any effect whatsoever on our party. And I don't know - and we can't judge it from this election - whether it will have an effect on Lembit himself as a person. That's a judgement for him and the public later. If indeed it happens - by that time, time will have moved on. "They may be warm to him, but whether they'll vote for him or not is another matter. "That's the issue you won't be able to answer at this election. That's for the future."
Glyn Davies has more HERE, while Ordovicius has a, ahem, different angle on the interview HERE.