21 monthsSo it's not just Ming who's under fire at the moment. Can Hughes survive the barrage of criticism? It's not as intense as that surrounding Ming - not least because not even Hughes drop gaffes that undermine himself!
Simon Hughes has been President of the Liberal Democrats for 21 months. I mention this because he seems to believe we should set arbitrary dates after which a politician should be assessed.
Can anyone name a single innovation that he has introduced in that time? More specifically, can anyone name a single innovation that he has introduced aimed at achieving his election pledge of the Lib Dems' membership exceeding Labour's by the end of his tenure this year?
Many of the problems we currently face as a party are rooted in the party's Federal Executive, the way Hughes chairs it and the way it has ceased to be the co-ordinating body it needs to be. In that respect, the phrase "dismal failure" springs to mind when thinking of Hughes, something not exactly confounded when he gives dumb interviews like this.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Ming not the only one failing?
I've just seen this interesting post on Quaequam Blog!: