Now, I don't really want to get into this, but it has to be said. Every single one of the contenders for the Lib Dem leadership is, as Neil Kinnock would have put it, completely, totally and utterly hopeless.
Ming, oh dear. Simon, oh gawd. The dynamic Mark Oaten — you just can't have a haircut like that in modern politics. Chris Huhne — er, who he?