Friday, January 27, 2006

Youngest Supports Oldest

So Jo Swinson the youngest Lib Dem MP at present supports the oldest of the three candidates

http://www.colin-ross.org.uk/news/566.html

I still cannot make up my mind on Ming. He clearly has gravitas and experience. Having him as leader will allow time for a younger generation of Lib Dem MPs to develop. He clearly comes across as a credible politician. I just wonder about his age. Not because I believe that his age will prevent him from doing a job but because I worry that the public at large will be concerned about it come the next general election.

On the other hand go for a young new MP like another party and you could face the criticism of inexperience.

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6 comments:

Nicola said...

I think there is also a public perception that he(Ming)is machievellian. Maybe a caretaker role to give the younger ones to develop ?

Tony Ferguson said...

I guess there are still concerns around how Charles was brought down in the first place. If I were to vote for him then the letting the younger ones develop would be a positive argument in my mind. Next time around I fancy the look of Nick Clegg but hey a week is a long time in politics as this last week has proved

Nicola said...

From the outside looking in - I always have had a lot of time for Charles - I was rather disappointed with the whole manner in which it was dealt with. I also realise that *we* don not know the whole story. I will have to take a look at Mr Clegg .......

BTW my alter- ego now has a blog here !

Tony Ferguson said...

Excellent whats the link?

Nicola said...

Link has been emailed to you.

back to the Lib Dems - eems the recent ICM Poll in the Sunday Telegraph suggests that 40% would prefer Kennedy !

You might like to look at this:

http://www.icmresearch.co.uk/reviews/2006/LibDem%20Candidate%20Poll/Lib%20Dem%20candidate%20Survey.asp

Paul said...

Not too worried about his age. He is a magisterial Edinburgh barrister. John Smith without the passion. I have never heard him talking about domestic issues and indeed he avoided being treasury spokesman in favour of continuing to talk about foreign affairs.