Micheal Cobley

Interstellar Tactics




Con-LibDem Coalition? – Not A Happy Bunny

Am down in London, gettting ready for the SFX/Waterstones bash at the Piccadilly branch of Waterstones this evening. And, of course, I have been keeping tabs on the coalition talks and have noticed the increasing mention of positiveness in reports about the ongoing chinwaggery between Tory and Lib Dem negotiating teams.

Sometimes I’ve been accused of imprecise language, of writing which now and then requires a little tightening up, a little more concision. So in the interests of clarity let me just say that if Nick Clegg takes the Liberal Democrats into coalition with the Tories, there will be -


Of course I could be wrong, and Dave Cameron could be playing draughts while Nick Clegg is playing 3D chess. Bloody better be.


Its now 17.38 on the 11th, and we`ve been on a rollercoaster of talks with Labour, followed by a concerted backlash by the Blairite old guard to scupper any possibility of a Labour-Libdem coalition…and its worked. Talks between the LibDems and Lab0ur are apparently now over, and Clegg is back in talks with Slytherin House, sorry, the Tories.

This would be a grotesque, crashing blunder – a coalition with the Tories would lead to the Liberal Democrats being wiped out in Scotland and many other areas of the UK. Oh yeah, and would almost certainly bring about some kind of split in the party. Wow, what a prospect, what a great deal that would be!


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  1. Qatux Says:

    May 11th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    The guy has my sympathy. Does he really want to be the man who propped up unpopular labour. Or should he be seen as supporting the party that only looks after big business – and their dodgy media friends.

    And the lesson of history is coalitions don’t last long. So Lib Dem moves may be tested by an early election.

  2. rockitboy Says:

    May 11th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    We have to have a government and if its a choice between Labour without Gordie or Tories with, well, anyone, I would go with Labour. But… as I type, events are volatile. More later.

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