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You know how it is. You’re wandering through Brighton’s Grand hotel, and you bump into former Lib Dem leader, Charles Kennedy (okay, it was by arrangement, but no matter). What would you ask him?

Lib Dem Voice put the following four questions to Charles when we met up earlier today:

* What do you think of the current state of the party? Should we be despairing or hopeful?

* What do you think the Lib Dems stand for today?

* Do you support the party’s idea of a referendum on the European Union, in or out?

* Do you want to come back as leader of the Lib Dems in the future?

Here’s what he told us:

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6 Comments

  • Hywel Morgan 19th Sep '07 - 7:32pm

    Much better answer on “what do the Lib Dems stand for” than Ming gave on Newsnight.

    Charles always answers that on the basis of, well what we stand for rather than trying to tailor his answer to the current policy “headlines”. That’s as it should be but perhaps reflects a wider problem the party has over its identity.

  • Hywel Morgan 19th Sep '07 - 10:19pm

    I feel managing to beat Chris in making the first comment to a new post is quite an achievement 🙂

  • Chris Paul, I thought you were a Labour supporter…

  • He is, that’s why he thinks CK would be a more formidable leader than the incumbent or any of the identified challengers – at least from the Labour point of view.

  • Charles makes a good point about a referendum loosening loyalties, and I concur, sucha loosening could only be good for liberals–break the Tories in two and we could actually be in government in the near future.

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