I may be getting a bit ahead of myself here but what the hell, it's good fun! I thought I might quickly speculate about what cabinet positions which Lib Dems might get if a coalition is confirmed later this evening as seems now to be likely according to reports.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
So, the first rumour is that Nick Clegg could be Deputy Prime Minister and also Home Secretary. The Home Office brief would certainly make sense for Clegg in my view. The idea he could be DPM is very interesting though. Would that mean he would stand in for Cameron at PMQs!? We really would be through the looking glass at that point.
Another thing I am hearing is that George Osborne might step back from the Chancellorship and allow Ken Clarke to step into that role with Osborne going to Business. An associated rumour is that if that did happen Vince Cable might be made Chief Secretary to the Treasury. This would be Iain Dale's dream team that he blogged about over the weekend although he also suggested that they might end up the Statler and Waldorf of British politics!
Following Michael Gove's praise at the weekend for David Laws and his willingness to step back in favour of him there must the possibility that Laws will go to education. Laws is certainly in the ascendency now and seems to have done very well in the negotiations. Expect him to get something.
Chris Huhne would also be likely to get a post although if the Home Office is taken by Clegg then it would need to be something else, perhaps Communities and Local Government.
Wildcard might be Paddy Ashdown at Defence which would be an excellent appointment but would Liam Fox accept that?
The way things are going we should know how likely any of this is pretty soon...