That great political sage Marina Hyde (former squeeze of Piers Morgan) has a piece in today's Guardian headlined ARE THE LIBDEMS BENT ON TOTAL SELF DESTRUCTION?
On the basis of recent briefings, one can only imagine the Liberal Democrats are suffering from some kind of collective paradise syndrome. For reasons that remain utterly abstruse, many in the party clearly believe its existence to be so unassailably perfect that they are driven to rash, but above all, bewildering acts of sabotage. And not for them the relatively routine appendectomy. In the past week alone, we have heard stage whispers about Ming Campbell's rapidly oxidising leadership, suggesting a contest may be forced after the Lib Dems have inflicted their party conference on Brighton next month. We have - speaking of specialist diversions - heard Mark Oaten's wife Belinda break her silence yet again in a TV interview. And we have had Charles Kennedy emerge with a refusal to rule out leading the party again.
Clearly, nothing less than open-heart surgery will do.
Read the whole article HERE.