Questioning the legitimacy of a Labour-SNP government and sketching out the draft of a Tory Queen’s Speech: it feels a lot like we’re picking up the first clues about what will happen in the critical days after May 7th. And all the indications are it won’t be very pretty.
It’s not supposed to be like this. Election campaigns are meant to build up to the messy climax of election night, when voters set the country on a decisive course by clearly indicating their will to politicians.
It wasn’t like that in 2010 and it’s almost certainly not going to be like that in 2015, either. Instead the real politics of deciding who gets to run the country will take place over the course of the rest of the month. The politicians have seen it coming – and today the Conservative leader is putting down a marker about what he might do if/when he falls short of winning outright control of the Commons.
Cameron makes very clear that’s not what he’s talking about, of course. Writing for the Telegraph, heRead More »from Two clues to the Tories' post-election plans