I like Lembit. he adds colour to a grey political landscape. But he's better soon buck his ideas up. His constituency party is already said to be considering deselection, and even more seriously, he will possibly face a very strong challenge at the next election fronm the Conservatives - hopefully in the shape of former AM Glyn Davies.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Lembit Misses Coalition Talks to Star in HIGNFY
My political antennae are (is?) telling me that Lembit Opik is going the way of Charles Kennedy and falling out of love with politics in favour of a celebrity career. Yesterday, accoding to THIS article just put up on the BBC website he forsook a meeting with Welsh Liberal Democrats on the future of coalition talks, in favour of recording tonight's episode of HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU. Opik the
chairman Leader of the Welsh LibDems and as such would normally have been expected to play a key role in deciding the LibDems' strategy. The LibDem AMs and other senior Welsh LibDems met yesterday in Llandrindod Wells to decide what to do. Lembit says that he had to be in London today anyhow so it wouldhave meant a five hour round trip. Er, so what. That's what happens when you're a senior politician. Hasn't he got a plane, anyway?!