11 May 2010

Deal due out ‘any minute’

The negotiators are due out any minute with a piece of paper (or 24 pieces of paper by some reckoning) in their hands.

If the Lib Dems sign off on the deal in decent time (can’t help thinking this is an extra bit of pressure on them) we’re told that Gordon Brown stands ready to go to the Palace tonight.

But the Lib Dems have just put back the MPs and Federal Executive meeting to 8.30 … which must make it less likely that No. 10 will ask the Queen to stay up late and wait for 2 audiences, with the departing Prime Minister and his replacement.

They tend to take 15-20 minutes from memory and HMQ might be wanting to turn out the lights.

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5 reader comments

  1. Tolkny says:

    Whoops, got that wrong Gord and Sarah were off to Buck House as soon as The Archers finished. Went in a Jag, left in a Ford Escort.

    Well done Gord, pick your own time not Dave and Nick’s.

    Now for the Fish Supper!

  2. Andy Pandy says:

    Interesting twist with Brown’s resignation before the individual Tory and LibDem meetings and decsions.

    Will Cameron be summoned by the Queen before …… dare i say it ….. Newsnight?

    I’m still not convinced that a tightly coupled coalition will result and its not absolutely necessary.

  3. Anthony Martin says:

    Gary, you and Jon are doing a great job and, you are playing your part in this historic moment of time. We thank you for your consistent quality.

    1. Andy Pandy says:

      Agreed, engaging stuff…..great job!

  4. Syzygy says:

    So we have spin about the population voting for a hung parliament (how?) and outcry for PR. Then outrage when FPTP produces a hung parliament and the sort of negotiations that PR requires. Finally we are told that we need PR in order to allow other parties have a look in and we end up with only 2 instead of 3 main political parties…. talk about the imperative to get back to ideology so that some of this madness gets put back in the box!

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