I read somewhere today that the U.K. does not have a government yet. Wrong. Gordon Brown and the Labour party are still in power. Brown is still the P.M.
But time is running out because of the huge financial problems in Europe.
And there are obvious troubles with the negotiations.
For several days now the Lib Dems have been negotiating with the Conservatives. No deal so far. The big stumbling block is Clegg’s demand for proportional representation i.e. that it would no longer be first past the post (as we have in Canada) but that the number of seatswould be in proportion to the nu mber of votes. This system would help the Lib Dems a lot, the old parties would be penalized.
Having failed to convince the Tories of their demand, the Lib Dems have now turned to Labour. Labour has said if Clegg makes a deal with them, they will come up with rep. by pop. Not only that , but to make the deal more palatable, Brown will resign as PM and as Labour leader.
When the Tories heard that, CAMERON also offered to do rep. by pop. for the Lib-Dems.
If Clegg joined the Tories, the two parties would have a majority in Parliament.
If Clegg joined Labour, the would not quite have a majority (326 seats) and would have to find some other votes from minority parties.
What do you think Clegg will do?
What should he do?