Kennedy: Lib Dems 'trying to fight on too many battlefronts'
Former Liberal Democrat party leader Charles Kennedy has said that Lib Dems are "fighting on too many battlefronts" in Government and that the party needs to "pick our fights". Assessing the party's first year in Government, Mr Kennedy said that past year had been "difficult" and that there was "no suggestion that the next twelve months will be any easier".
He pointed to the tuition fees debate as the party's darkest hour in Government, and said that Liberal Democrat ministers now found themselves in the "full media glare". Mr Kennedy added that the AV campaign had been damaging for the Lib Dems, resulting in electoral reform being "kicked into the really long grass".