Popularity, polls and fickleness under pressure

The removal of Ming Campbell will remind politicians here that party colleagues can be ruthless.

20th October, 2007

The removal of Ming Campbell will remind politicians here that party colleagues can be ruthless.

The Liberal Democrats in Britain did a quick bit of political assassination in recent days and removed Menzies (Ming) Campbell as their leader.

In the face of declining poll numbers for the party and equally poor personal figures, the ambitious younger members of his party decided to shaft Ming quickly once the prospect of an early general election receded.

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