Monday, 4 February 2013
Chris Huhne resigns & prelude to the battle of Eastleigh
Although it is a shame to see a capable MP, Libdem and minister go it is my opinion that those who broke the law should be punished and it is unfortunate.
The big thing will be the fate of Eastleigh. Already Libdem tacticians and activists have started discussions on Twitter and the media is theorising.
It, like Winchester, will be a battle between Conservative and Liberal so we will see the Coalition partners coming to blows - this is a great chance for the two partners to practise for 2015. The Coalition is almost over so both parties need to get their heads around combating each other and now is the perfect time to do so. Saying that though, it will not be an easy battle and the wounds and slants that have the potential to come out now have the potential to dictate how the Coalition carries out business over the last two years of it's existence. In a way, it is a parting gift.
It will definitely be one to watch by both party's strategists and for commentators.