Phew. That was a bit sudden.
To get a feel for what other Lib Dems are saying around the country, have a look at some of these other blogs:
…but after the weekend I have wondered what British politics has come to. I am happy and sad that he has gone, happy because we were not beating the press at their own game or fulfilling the enormous need for celebrity in everything we do. Sad because actually do we need celebrities to run our country or policies? Yes, we need to sell ourselves as a party – but it is our policies we need to sell not the people we choose to lead us. What does the public know about each parties’ policies compared to the leaders’ lives and celebrity status…
It is clear that Ming himself knew that he could not brazen things out until 2009 and has accepted the inevitable that a new leader is needed to ensure the party makes progress. He should be thanked for showing that wisdom.
Good news indeed. Ming was always a great foreign affairs spokesman but never made his mark as leader. Let us hope that we can now elect a leader capable of connecting with the electorate without references to things such as the “motor car”!