Like Iain and Kerron, I am saddened on a personal level about what has happened. Whatever questions arise about his leadership, Sir Menzies Campbell is a decent and respected politician who has been treated in a shabby way. I trust that Westminster will not just cast him to one side and that there will be found some clear scope for his very able talents.
Two more things. Tim Roll-Pickering and I had a chat about this this evening and we have worked out that Ming is the first Liberal leader not to face a general election since Sir William Vernon Harcourt 109 years ago. Secondly this is the first time I, and many other bloggers, have covered the entire leadership of an individual helping to run a political party.