The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, has apparently described Gordon Brown as a "desperate politician" in a newspaper article.
Is there any other sort?
I'd have thought that even in the best of times, the average MP would be "desperate" to make things better for his or her constituents and the nation - it's the least we can expect from our elected representatives, isn't it?
Given our current economic plight, the perilous state of the "recovery" and a society edging ever closer to anarchy I'd have thought that any politician who might be relaxed or complacent right now is someone in need of a good, sharp kick up the backside.
I guess that would be you, Mr. Clegg.