Friday, January 13, 2006

You Put Your Right Ming In, Your Left Si Out...

Ming sashays left:

"The environment, the environment, the environment...

It's a scandal that the poorest 10% of people in this country pay higher proportion of their income in tax than the richest 10%. It's a scandal. It's a scandal that there are so many people in my constituency who will never get houses.

A party that I lead - I'm not going to talk about the detail in full policy - would most certainly have two things: the environment and a campaign against poverty."

And Si shimmies right:

"Quality public services should not mean an over-mighty state... People have to "earn their way in the world."

Meanwhile poor old Baldie Oaten has had to fall back on a bizarre LibDem multi-nominations rule even to get onto the dancefloor:

'Oaten’s MPs’ nominations include three willing to sign the papers of any serious candidate. In addition to Lembit Opik, his campaign manager, they are Paul Keetch, a close friend of Charles Kennedy, Bob Russell, John Leech, Paul Rowen, Mike Hancock and John Hemming. Mr Rowen, MP for Rochdale, has also offered to nominate Simon Hughes while Mike Hancock, MP for Portsmouth South, said: “I’ve offered to sign the ballot paper for anyone who feels they have got a chance.”

Of course, as John Hemming For Leader points out, nominating Oaten 'reveals that John is a masterful tactician, as his cunning plan to prop up his ailing rivals in order to split the 'stop Hemming' vote is an unparalleled stroke of strategic genius.' And poor old Baldie's been suckered right in.

And amid all this Terpsichorean shambles, as Guido reports, Clegg is limbering up for the Military Two-Step. Or is it the Gay Gordons?

Pic: Daily Ramblings


Blogger Guido Fawkes Esq. said...

Clegg is Ming's dancing partner - its all very fluid isn't it.

3:46 PM  
Blogger John Hemming For Leader said...

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that John has decided to withdraw his candidature today. More to follow over at Hemming's Way...

4:52 PM  

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