Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

+++ Lib/Con deal looking likely now +++

In the last couple of hours, things have started to move decisively in the direction of a Liberal Democrat/Conservative deal. It is still not clear what sort of deal this would be but the indications so far are that it will be a full coalition deal. Holdalls have been seen round the back of Downing Street being taken away in a government Range Rover.

The interesting question now is whether whatever deal has been brokered is ratified by the Parliamentary Lib Dem Party (75% of them need to agree) and then the Federal Executive of the party (75% of them also need to agree). There is a joint meeting of both bodies tonight at 7:30pm apparently.

If that fails then a special conference will be called possibly for the weekend where it will be put to a ballot of voting reps within the party which would need a 2/3rds majority.

Might have to dust off my voting lanyard....


Kalvis Jansons said...

Let us hope it works out! If not, the UK will be in a real bad mess!

enlight-bystand said...

Apparently the party are planning to run all parts of Southport to give greater legitimency

T.W. said...

The meeting you mention was delayed till 8:30.