A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ming Gone

According to Sky Ming is about to resign... thereby stuffing Cameron's chances of winning the next election (hopefully).


Anonymous Peter Kenyon said...

Dear Luke

Come, come dear boy let's not get over excited by the woes of one of our opponents.

There's no let up on the campaign trail...

6:45 pm, October 15, 2007

Blogger susan said...

Actually, it might stuff Gordon's chances.....

7:14 pm, October 15, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gordon won't look good against David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

8:06 am, October 16, 2007

Anonymous jdc said...

On the contrary, Gordon will look like a serious politician against the two boarding school clones who have only been in Parliament about a fortnight between them.

9:47 am, October 16, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

I was thinking more along the lines that the most recent change in the polls has been Lib Dems switching to the Tories, so any improvement in the LD position should reverse this - particularly as Clegg is quite similar to Cameron in both image and politics.

9:58 am, October 16, 2007

Anonymous David said...

I agree with Luke's analysis that the real swing recently has been LD to T. That being the case, a revitalised LD leader (from eitehr left or right but clearly better from our perspective from the right) is likely to be positive.

Given the poor press for Brown for the last week, the timing of Ming's resignation could be seen as his last great act of help to his neighbour changing the news agenda away from the election story and potentially stemming the Tory resurgence in LD areas

10:51 am, October 16, 2007

Blogger El Dave. said...

Certainly, quite a few of the people who are in the frame for the leadership - Huhne, Clegg, Davey, Clegg - are from the Orange Book flavour of Lib Dem.

12:08 pm, October 16, 2007

Blogger Benjamin said...

Huhne is not particularly 'Orange Book', despite contributing to it.

12:19 pm, October 16, 2007

Blogger El Dave. said...

No, but he's not exactly SDP either!

12:41 pm, October 16, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it's fair to say that the sdp and orange book factions of the libdems have more in common than the liberal and orange book factions.

see now, the libdems are a serious party - they have their very own factions, just like labour and the tories.

7:33 pm, October 16, 2007

Blogger Merseymike said...

Actually, Huhne is very much 'SDP'. Clegg is more of a liberal Tory and I think , a clone of Cameron!

8:43 pm, October 16, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huhne is quite SDP actually. Not sure about his exact political history, but I've seen a photo of the young socialist Huhne (then a Labour Club member) battering down a door at Oxford University in a wild 1970s protest. Methinks he's mellowed slightly since.

9:53 pm, October 16, 2007


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