A somewhat unfortunate blogpost went up on the LibDemFuture site yesterday written by Gareth Epps, a former parliamentary candidate who sits on his party’s federal policy committee. Among Epps’ musings about the future direction of the LibDems, published by the site last night, is this suggestion:
“Our federal structure and the presence of several political heavyweights are advantages that should be used. Demonstrating the Scottish Party’s independence from London as well as high-profile roles for senior figures – Charles Kennedy, perhaps – would be a confident and positive way to face the future.”
It would be positively miraculous. Er… who’s going to tell them?
UPDATE: Gareth gets in touch to lay the blame at the door of LibDemFuture:
“I published [the original blog] on 27 May on my website www.garethepps.org.uk – at a time when Charlie Kennedy was very much alive.
Evidently some idiot – no way of checking who from here – has reposted it without reading the actual blog, or apparently linking to it.”