Sunday, August 22, 2010

Unfounded rumours

CHARLES Kennedy (in Scotland on Sunday) has described claims he is considering joining the Labour party as "complete rubbish", following reports that he was about to resign in disgust at the Liberal Democrat pact with the Tories. 

The former Lib Dem leader emerged from a meeting with constituents in Dingwall to declare he would not be joining Labour.

"It is absolute rubbish," he said. "I am not joining the Labour Party and have not had any 
discussions about it with anyone from the Labour Party."

He added: "I will go out of this world feet first with my Lib Dem membership card in my pocket."

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Dismissing a report in the Daily Mail of 7th August, a party spokesman said: "William Hague is not part of the conference agenda and I can confirm that he has not been asked to speak at the Liberal Democrat conference. No Conservative ministers have ever been approached to speak at our conference.

"Fringe events are still being finalised, and it is of course possible that an independent group may have invited Mr Hague to speak at their Fringe event. But this is no different to any other year and it is common for MPs of all parties to attend these events."


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