'I'm NOT old I'm 66!"

One good thing about Ming's departure is that we'll get all the hyperbole and blog bollocks out of the way by Christmas. The Lib Dems are 'falling apart at the seams'.  Cameron is 'the great white hope'. Brown is a 'dead man walking' etc etc. Yawn yawn...

The one thing I've realised over the years is that most political commentators don't know what the fuck they are talking about. You would think that their life of rubbing shoulders  with our great leaders  would grant them better insights into what was going on but it doesn't. They are like that old creeper Jennie Bond, the 'Royal correspondent',  who actually only knew as much about the affairs (of all kinds) of the royals as the rest of us did. 

Who cares whether Ming fell on his sword or slipped on his zimmer frame? With a possible two years to the next general election there was no way he was going to remain as the leader of the Lib Dems, and quite right too.  Getting rid of him was a perfectly sensible political decision.  The argument about who should replace him is a different matter entirely, but that fact of his  departure  should trouble us  for only a very short time.

Have a happy retirement, old boy. You've deserved it. Next!