Ah, Labour still would not have had the majority of seats required even if they had a coalition with the Lib Dems - they would have had to bring in other minority parties and the general concensus was, including in the Labour party, was that the government would not be stable with so many parties joining hands.
I believe that Clegg had decided already, with the party maybe, that they would go in with the conservatives - Clegg could not work with Brown. There was not enough common ground there at all policywise. Labour are not happy bunnies at the moment as they are saying that they didn't stand a chance of getting into bed with the Lib Dems and that this could have all been planned from the get-go, and the Lib Dems backbenchers are already saying how on earth are they going to work with the Conservatives...
and so it starts
I reckon Cameron will give it a good go - he needs to be a little less pompous, but I did think his first Prime Ministerial speech was OK... perhaps a little obvious - the whole clench fist thing and power to the people and all that caboodle
words tho, they all talk the talk
we'll see if he can walk the walk.
ack - politicians!
Meanwhile, Mrs Brown has just had to move house, all in the space of a few hours.