The revelation, if you can call it that, that Charles Kennedy abstained on the vote on Tuesday night to ratify the coalition agreement, raises a concern about LibDem truthfulness. Spokesman after spokesmen went on live TV - including Nick Clegg -and told the nation that the vote among LibDem parliamentarians in favour of the coaltion agreement had been "unanimous". It clearly was not.
Why did Nick Clegg and his colleagues feel the need to lie? Or was it simply that no one noticed that Charles Kennedy had taken the coward's way out and abstained?