It’s all in the balance. Will Cleggy opt for a government of all the losers, as Guido picturesquely dubbed them, or will he continue to press his exorbitant demands onto a reluctant David Cameron?
There is wideswept concern within the cabinet as to whether Labour can make the necessary progress with the Lib Dems, because although there are significant links between Labour and the Lib Dems, there are also significant differences. There is also, amongst the more honourable members of the Labour Party, (and this certainly does not include Alastair Campbell, who is now calling for the resignation of Adam Boulton), concern that the will of the people will not be seen to be done in a Lab/LibDem coalition.
Ali C declares he has a clear psychic vision of the wishes of the people, which strangely enough, always seems to coincide with what would suit the Labour Party best. Labour and the Lib Dems can only summon up 315 votes, instead of the requisite 326. However, maybe Alastair Campbell is planning to summon up the votes of the King of the Dead and his Undead, as Aragorn did in The Return of the King, when he didn’t have enough soldiers to defeat the armies of Sauron.
The King of the Dead and his army, were so shamed and demeaned by their own vile behaviour, they had to live as spirits, until they could redeem their evil lives of dire cruelty, perfidy and treachery. It’s a thought, Ali C., and if they will come at the call of anyone, they will come for one of their own.
UPDATE: 4 pm. Some Labour supporters are furious at the Labour negotiations. They say this was an unsupported initiative, by a breakaway group, of which they do not approve. Rumours sweep the media that Gordon might resign as early as tomorrow.