What The Papers Say: Ashdown’s Labour pact puts him out of step
With a post-war record number of MPs, the Liberal Democrat party
might have been expected to have smothered Paddy Ashdown in affection at
Eastbourne last week. Even though parts of his main speech were received
with the usual rapture, there were clear indications that there is some
distance between ’where Ashdown wants to take the party and where they
want to be’ (Donald MacIntyre, the Independent, 25 Sept).