A summer of discontent

A couple of months ago, I took part in a debate on Radio Five Live with Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker. I said on the show that I thought there would be a Liberal Democrat revolution that would start on May 6th and that it would come from the north of England, Wales and Scotland. I also said that this movement would either lead to the removal of Nick Clegg in the not too distance future or that there would be a significant split in the Liberal Democrat ranks. With the Liberal Democrats projected to lose up to 700 councillors and be wiped out in Scotland and Wales, I am even more convinced that the party will embark on a summer of infighting and there will be resignations and defections, as many ex-councillors, AM’s and MSP’s see that there is little prospect of them regaining their seats under the present arrangement. If I was Nick Clegg, and I’m glad I’m not, I’d be watching my back.