Friday, January 20, 2006
Yesterday, Mark Oaten dropped out of the Lib Dem leadership race. I like to think I had something to do with it. When I was on Question Time last week (January 12) I said these words, "Mark Oaten for Prime Minister? I don't think so." Obviously, the Lib Dems won't form a government, but that's the premise on which they have any argument these days - they want to be the party of government, which means having a PM. By saying what I did, I sounded the death knell for Mark Oaten. So I expect a cheque in the post from Lib Dem MPs and supporters for pointing out to them that their Orange Book Oaten wouldn't make a good PM, or good leader.