Make no mistake: Ming Campbell didn't win today's crucial vote on tax; Chris Huhne did.
It was Huhne who anchored his leadership campaign around the need for green taxation; it was Huhne who ensured the environment was the keystone of the Liberal Democrats' new tax package, and it was Huhne who wound up the debate and secured the vote after some heartfelt defences of the 50p rate.
Today was Huhne's day, and he knows it.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Huhne the hero
Ros Taylor writes on the Guardian site: