Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hung out to dry

Seems the like the current stalemate is about to end for the UK parliament.

Labour recognise their efforts to do a deal with the Lib Dems to stay in power are over, the BBC understands.
The decision appears to clear the way for a Lib Dem and Tory deal which would see David Cameron succeeding Labour's Gordon Brown as prime minister.
The Lib Dems and Conservative teams are still in talks, four days after the UK election delivered a hung parliament.
Mr Cameron, Conservative leader, met Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in private for an hour earlier on Tuesday.
'Respect results'
Talks between Labour and the Lib Dems began formally on Monday when Gordon Brown announced he would be stepping down as Labour leader.
But several senior Labour figures have warned against a coalition with the Lib Dems, particularly if the price involves offering them a referendum on changing the voting system to proportional representation.
Seems like Cleggs little gambit by talking to Labour to force the Tories hand worked, the Tories put AV proportional representation immediately on the table and thus gave Clegg a sop for the beardy weirdy brigade in his own party to get his hands on a real bit of power for the Lib Dems in living memory.
Still that was easy enough, though again I doubt such an alliance can last too long and there's always the possibility of a major fall out on what needs to be done to get the economy back on track and to gut government overspending.

Still, the one good thing to come out of it will be to wipe the smile off the faces of those socialist spendthrifts who desperately tried to hang on to power through fair means and foul (mostly foul, come to think of it) With a bit of luck the resultant bloodbath for a Labour leader might just produce another Michael Foot too.

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