Who'd have thought: C@W favourite Crapper Huhne triumphing over Boy Osborne, Vince-the-Cable and other assorted forces of darkness, to reclaim the grassy green sunlit uplands for the Coalition and, in so doing, prove that the LibDems aren't the waste of space the nation resoundingly believes them to be. Clegg has long favoured discharging the dense green smoke to obscure his uselessness: earlier this year it was the laughable Carbon Plan, and now it is the even more far-fetched Carbon Budget.
Such a pity that ...
(a) he wants us to pay for his flights of fancy through ruinous electricity bills; so ...
(b) ... Osborne has engineered a very necessary get-out clause (which should be invoked at the first opportunity: I could suggest a few, George - straight out of the Coalition agreement)
(c) Huhne lui-meme may not survive to enjoy his 'triumph'
What with EDF limbering up for a massive new PR offensive, manufacturing industry belatedly gearing up to oppose his 'reforms', not to mention the lovely Vicky Pryce and her thoughtful intervention ... it looks like our Christopher and his plans will be centre-stage for a while still to come. Greek tragedy or what ? Couldn't happen to a nicer chap.