Will he or won't he defect to labour? A Press Association article published in the Herald today states that Charlie Kennedy was considering defecting to labour.
Nick Clegg said the suggestion he was quitting in protest at the coalition deal was the "silliest of silly-season stories".
However, here in Scotland we're used to Labour issuing press releases which are not substantiated and at times, down right spurious, yet sections of the public believe every word.
Will Charlie defect? For Labour it would be the biggest coup they've had in years. For the libdems the worst as Charles Kennedy is widely regarded by the general public as a 'people person'. Sadly his marriage has broken up recently and rumour has it that his wife just couldn't cope with his drinking habits - very sad because I know what it's like to live with someone you love who has a serious alcohol dependency - yet surely Charlie doesn't want to kick start his life as a single man in the Labour party.
As many will know I'm no supporter of the libdems but Charlie Kennedy is, by far, the best weapon they have. If he didn't have an alcohol problem then he could have led then onto great things but that was not to be. Mind you, that doesn't mean to say he's one of the best politicians that the libdems have had in the past 30 years.
Can someone verify that a Press Release with a copyright logo has not been written by a journalist but just reproduced by a newspaper?