Leadership coverage ‘skinny’

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2007

Nick Clegg:

* Nick Clegg to blow Lib Dem cobwebs away (Daily Telegraph, 10th Dec);
* Clegg calls for end to ‘politics of fear’ (ePolitix, 10th Dec).

Chris Huhne:

* My Week in Media (The Independent) – which deserves special mention for this paragraph:

Last week I surfed… Some of the key blogs on the Lib Dem Voice (www.libdemvoice.org). I’ve enjoyed reading them this week, but that isn’t always the case, as they tend to have quite vitriolic debates with each other on whether Nick or I have done best in a public debate.

* And Chris is quoted in two other stories: Wind turbine expansion plans due (BBC.co.uk) and Donor’s project ‘was fast-tracked’ (Daily Mail).

Elsewhere:

Meanwhile Mark Littlewood has written the latest of his diaries for the BBC’s Politics Show: LibDem leadership: what’s the betting?

And LDV missed this on Saturday, but Martin Kettle wrote an article entitled, The next decade might just belong to the Lib Dems, in The Guardian:

The next 10 years will be full of temptations and dilemmas for that broad centrist majority of British voters who want to combine economic efficiency with social justice, individual liberty and internationalism. All three parties will be striving to speak for them. In the face of Labour’s record and the Conservatives’ history, though, this ought to be the Liberal Democrat decade. Alex Salmond has shown how an outsider party can capture the agenda in Scotland. The next phase of British politics depends on whether Clegg or Huhne can give the Lib Dems a similarly ruthless sense of mission and achievement.