'There is a wide, wide-open door for a progressive centre-left party that is liberal and exciting and committed to the environment. Kennedy just sits there looking at the door swinging in the wind.'Sticking his head above the parapet is MP Alistair Carmichael,
Does he have a wonderful grasp of what is the detail of policy? Probably not...before swiftly adding that Charlie is, of course, the best leader at the moment.
Still the whispering campaign goes on, with someone briefing the Observer that a defeat could be trouble for the quiz-show panellist/party leader. 'Shark' Hughes and 'The Merciless' Campbell are both lying in wait for the troubled Charlie.