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Ideologically the Center-Left won but that's not the government the UK is going to get.

No way Conservatives and Labour form a 'National Unity' government, thus Labour can't play kingmaker.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 02:31:20 AM EST
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I think the only option for Labour and the Lib Dems is to get together with regionals, for a majority and put someone other than Brown in charge.

With all of them in together they are a clear popular majority.

This will be the first real coalition government you've seen in the UK, with everybody having to work together (except the Tories, who of course would never do such a thing) to get anything done.

Will Labour give in to PR?  Maybe.

Something to consider about the LibDems is their constituency.  After introduction of PR what distinguishes them?  I suspect they are like a bee that will quickly die after using their stinger.  In a PR scenario, Labour is not necessarily condemned to a minority future.  Unless you think most of the LibDem voters will somehow go Tory.  If they were to do such a thing they would have all done it tonight.

by paving on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 02:45:45 AM EST
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