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The morning after the day before - Hwaet!
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mraltariel
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The morning after the day before
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From: mrazalais Date: May 7th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cameron speech

Cameron's play for the LibDems very interesting. Can't believe Clegg will go for another "committee to investigate PR" without concrete deadlines for decisions & referenda though.

Fraser Nelson (he of the Spectator) is already foaming at the mouth about the even the hint of a possibility of compromise over PR from Cameron on Twitter.

Personally, I'd be very happy with a Lib/Con coalition government. Interesting times ahead!
mraltariel From: mraltariel Date: May 7th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cameron speech

Bear in mind that this is the start line for Cameron's negotations, not the end point...
mraltariel From: mraltariel Date: May 7th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cameron speech

Argh. Typng no wrko tdyoa.
From: mrazalais Date: May 8th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cameron speech

Indeed: this is clearly merely the initial probe to see whether the LibDem leadership would go for cabinet posts instead of electoral reform. Personally, I don't think that's going to fly with the LibDem rank & file, who are likely to stiffen the spines of the leadership & demand electoral reform.

Indeed, under PR (of some sort) I look forward to a lovely new political grouping around the Orange Book LibDems & the socially liberal left wing of the Tory which I might actually be able to vote for! The far right of the Tories knows that under PR they're finished, which is why they rage against it.

One possible outcome might be a fully proportional elected second chamber: I think both sides might be able to sell that to their respective constituencies.
mraltariel From: mraltariel Date: May 8th, 2010 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cameron speech

Altariel also floated the idea of introducing PR in the locals.
From: mrazalais Date: May 11th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cameron speech

The Times is claiming that the Tories have offered AV with fixed size constituencies for the Commons, with full PR for all new members of the Lords in exchange for a coalition government (cabinet posts for LidDem MPs, LibDem £10,000 limit on income tax intoduced as well supposedlly). Frankly that seems to me to be a very generous offer.

If the LibDems get into bed with Labour now I'll be very disappointed indeed.
mraltariel From: mraltariel Date: May 11th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cameron speech

Not just generous - but more or less exactly what I first suggested :-)

The 10k thing is doable, but, I suspect, will involve it being taken away again by other means (VAT or similar).
From: mrazalais Date: May 11th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cameron speech

I'll be happy to break out the bubbly if we get a Lib/Con coalition government tonight!
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