Much as folk may have got orgasmic over whether or not Chuck Kennedy was thinking of crossing the floor and joining Labour over the weekend, it was largely irrelevant. Ok, if he had there may have been a couple of other disaffected Liberal Democrats who also find an alliance with the Tories to be nauseating, but as I have written here before, these things are largely PR exercises, and in any event I think that if they switch parties they should be required to submit themselves for election in their new colours.
No, the real task is to attract not the headline-grabbing MPs… but the hundreds of thousands of Lib Dem voters who feel betrayed by the decision to form a coalition with Cameron’s Conservatives. But Ed Miliband wants to be very careful what he is saying when he writes…
Leaving your party is the most honourable course when your party leadership leaves you.
…because there a hell of a lot of Labour Party members who have stayed in the party despite the antics of a Leadership who deserted us a long time ago.