I am in somewhat in two minds about the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Wales and Northern Ireland, Lembit Opik. On one hand if you had to arrange a social event of MP's and Peers and you wanted someone there to give the lowdown on asteroid collision, then Lembit's your man!
If on the other hand you are a famous politician and in a crisis, and Lembit Opik publicly defends you, then you should start to worry.
I mean, after his support of Charles Kennedy, followed by Mark Oaten, you would think that once Sir Menzies Campbell was in trouble, that he would keep his mouth shut!
Unless it's a double bluff!
And just what is it with the Lib Dems, that there is all this in-fighting like ferrets in a sack, Menzies Campbell makes a few dud speeches and performances and people start plotting! I didn't think I would ever say this, but they make Tory leadership contests look like acts of virtue in comparison!
Hat tip to Tim Roll-Pickering for pointing this story out.