There were fresh fears about Charles Kennedy's health today after he pulled out of hosting an awards ceremony.As Guido Fawkes says, the explanation by a Kennedy spokesman - "I spoke to Charles about the event and I gather some problems with the script occurred" - has the potential of legend about it.
Mr Kennedy, who resigned as Liberal Democrat leader after admitting a drink problem, had to be replaced by the BBC's Jeremy Vine just an hour before the event began.
He reportedly stumbled over his lines and struggled to read the autocue. One eyewitness said he was slurring his words and "did not look in a good way."
Like all Lib Dem members, I wish Charles well. But I fear those who have been conducting polls on how soon he should return to the front bench have been rather premature.