Category Archives: General Election 2010

>Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Agreement

>The Coalition Agreement, setting out a plan for the new Government’s priorities has been published. It’s sorted into policy subjects. I’m going to take out the main points and categorise them as the good, the meh and the you’re going … Continue reading

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>All smiles (me included) as Nick Clegg enters Downing Street

>I wrote last night of my mixed emotions watching Cameron entering Downing Street and how I didn’t really feel anything at all when Blair went in in 1997. As the BBC kept reporting that Nick Clegg was heading to Downing … Continue reading

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>Coalition: hope bounces back from its election trouncing

>Nick Clegg is Deputy Prime Minister. Wow! I like the sound of that and it also scares the hell out of me. Who would ever have thunk it? The leader of the Liberal Democrats not only in a coalition Government … Continue reading

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>Mixed emotions as Cameron enters Downing Street

>In 1997 when Tony Blair entered Downing Street when the country was erupting in a chorus of “Ding Dong the Wicked Tories are gone” I lay in bed watching him and I felt nothing. Not one thing. I was numb. … Continue reading

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>Are we imminently going into coalition with the Tories?

>The BBC is reporting that our negotiations with the Labour Party are on the road to nowhere. It sounds therefore that some sort of deal, whether it’s confidence and supply, or a full coalition, is likely with the Tories. Some … Continue reading

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>Brown’s bombshell puts Labour back in the game

>Wow! With a heavy heart this morning, I was becoming increasingly convinced that the Lib Dem team was going to do some sort of deal with the Tories. Now it all seems to have changed and, literally, anything could happen. … Continue reading

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>Caron’s Coalition and Cookery Corkers – 10th May

>I thought I’d round up some of the best of the blog posts I’ve seen on the issue of the moment, no, not who’s going to be Dorothy, don’t be silly. Andy describes his sheer gut hatred of the Tories … Continue reading

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>Hung Parliament – a Scottish Liberal Democrat’s perspective

>If you had asked me to name things I never wanted to see my party doing, watching our MPs walk into coalition negotiations with the Conservatives would have been pretty high, if not top, of the list. I can’t pretend … Continue reading

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>Tom Harris’ Party Political Broadcast with a difference

>Many of the readers of this blog will have had more important things to do on Thursday morning than keep an eye out on Tom Harris’ blog in case he posted anything funny. For many of you the lure of … Continue reading

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>Crossing the RubiCon?

>This is going to be a very quick post. If you want deeper, more robust analysis, go to the lovely Elephant or Daddy Alex. With 15 minutes to go to Doctor Who, you are not going to get any more … Continue reading

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