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Wednesday, December 14, 2005
EXCLUSIVE: Charles Kennedy's Westminster No Show
Rumours were sweeping Westminster tonight that Charles Kennedy's appearance before the LibDem Parliamentary Party this afternoon had taken more out of him than first thought. He was due to read the lesson at the Westminster Carol Service this evening but didn't show up. I daren't even print some of the speculation that was going round the building about the reason for his shyness. He was due to read from Luke. One of the lines I am told he was due to read was "For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink." Indeed, indeed. Wise advice for any leader in trouble. Hic.
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