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+++ Brown to Resign +++

May 10th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized by

Discussions continue – pound crashes in reaction to Brown statement.

7 Responses to “+++ Brown to Resign +++”

  1. Niklas Smith Says:

    Er, why on Earth did the pound crash in response to that?!


  2. Sara Scarlett Says:

    Because it’s looking as though Brown is resigning in order to ensure a LibLab pact…


  3. Niklas Smith Says:

    Well, the “rainbow coalition” option is still mathematically a tall order regardless of who is Prime Minister. And of course we would have the second Prime Minister in a row not to face the electorate as party leader…. I hope this doesn’t turn the heads of the parliamentary party.


  4. Ziggy Says:

    ‘Because it’s looking as though Brown is resigning in order to ensure a LibLab pact…’

    Yes those were my immediate thoughts


  5. mpg Says:

    It just goes to show that LIb Dems are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. If we try to pull of this rainbow coalition, we will be dead. End of.

    I think that Clegg is merely trying to cover his back with the more left-leaning members. He can’t sell a coalition to his party, which is a shame because I don’t think Cameron can sell one to his either.


  6. Niklas Smith Says:

    @mpg: As someone who has been following the internal debate in my local party, I would say that the Lib Dem membership would quite happily accept a coalition with the Tories if it involved substantial progress on electoral reform (e.g. STV in House of Lords and local elections).

    See also this survey: http://www.libdemvoice.org/what-lib-dem-members-think-about-talking-to-the-tories-ldv-poll-results-19424.html


  7. Ziggy Says:

    ‘I would say that the Lib Dem membership would quite happily accept a coalition with the Tories if it involved substantial progress on electoral reform (e.g. STV in House of Lords and local elections).’

    not good enough as far as i’m concerned

    Doctors don’t skirt around a tumour they tackle treating the trumour