The Conservatives have made the Liberal Democrats an offer they never thought they would get - a referendum on electoral reform. If the Liberal Democrats are serious about wanting a stable government, they should rip William Hague's arm off and accept it.
It's interesting that on the 24 hour news channels, a succcession of Labour people are appearing saying that Labour should have nothing to do with a coalition with the LibDems as they still wouldn't get a majority. So far, Dianne Abbot, John Reid and David Blunkett have all spoken out against it.
And to think, if we had PR, we'd have this charade after every election. What an unedifying prospect.
It;s time for the LibDems to put up or shut up. They should not allow Mandelson and Campbell to organise a pseudo-coup like this. The Conservatives should give them an ultimatum. Accept these terms by 11am tomorrow or the deal is off.
I will leave the final words in this blogpost to one of my readers called Marie...
I don't remember ever having been so angry in all my life.
I do hope that the 10 million Conservative supporters are, like me, prepared to put our money where our mouths are if this travesty of democracy goes ahead.
I am not a Conservative activist, I'm just a plain old fashioned voter who, until today, believed in democracy.
More fool me.