It can fairly be said of John Smith that he had all the virtues of a Scottish presbyterian, but none of the vices.
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I have done my best to fulfil my responsibility to him and to the party in circumstances which were difficult for everyone ... It has been an enormously difficult time and there have been huge conflicts of loyalty. We have to accept the sincerity of intention of people in what it was they tried to do.Menzies Campbell
My priorities? The environment, the environment, the environment.Menzies Campbell
Under my leadership the Liberal Democrats would not be making polite interjections from the sidelines, we would be hammering on the doors of power.Menzies Campbell
It has become clear that following the prime minister's decision not to hold an election, questions about leadership are getting in the way of further progress by the party. Accordingly I now submit my resignation as leader with immediate effect.Menzies Campbell