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.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
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....