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I have a feeling he'll stand down and a new leadership contest will form, lets face it he's basically been hounded to death to quit in the last few days.
Originally posted by infinite
Remember IDS and what happened to him when the Tories had enough? this reminds me of that.
Whether they ever achieve ''more than the 3rd party status'' I doubt it.
In a statement at Lib Dem HQ, Mr Kennedy said he had been "inundated" with support from party members since admitting having a drink problem.
But it had become clear he did not have strong enough support among MPs and had decided to quit with immediate effect.
It comes after 25 MPs delivered an ultimatum saying they would refuse to serve on the Lib Dem front bench unless he resigned by Monday.
- So, the LibDems show themselves to be just as ruthless as any of the other parties (which they always were but liked, I think, to imply they weren't).
It'll be interesting over the next couple of years to see if this will see LibDem fortunes decline and matters revert to more of a straight 2-way fight between Labour and tory.
Originally posted by Shaz20
I am sorry to see him go.
He forsaw the problems in Iraq, he obviously gave the invasion and its impact on Britain and on Iraq some thought which is more than can be said for Blair and Howard.
He admitted to his problem and faced the Lions den that also shows integrity.
Few politicians have this trait!
It is also a well known fact that the Houses of Parliament run on alcohol with long boozey lunches and free bars.