Good to see Charles Kennedy has taken up my mantle. For anyone who missed it, he’s written an open letter to Tony Blair enquiring as to where he now stands on electoral reform (published on the front page of today’s Independent). I hope that he has more luck getting an answer than I did – but I won’t hold my breath.Word is that Tony Blair is going to be gunning hard for the Lib Dems from now on – any pretence at detant is now all but dead. A great pity, but one can’t help feeling he used the Lib Dems for as long as he could, keeping up a pretence of sympathy for electoral reform. Lord Jenkins must be spinning in his grave.
Tony Blair is doing more to undermine the progressive consensus than any Lib Dem has ever done. If the Tories sneak in with a minority government in 2009 or 2010 – he will only have himself to blame.