How close is Clegg to joining the government?

How close is Clegg to joining the government?

As the secret talk between the LDs and the Tories continue it’s not far-fetched to suggest that Nick Clegg could be a cabinet minister this time tomorrow night.

If indeed a deal has been done then we are entering a completely new period in UK politics which has risks for all the three party leaders.

What I’ve found striking is the support that Clegg seems to be getting from Paddy Ashdown who still has a massive influence within the party.

Cameron’s position is far from clear but if things go right his whole situation could change dramatically if he becomes prime minister. Power and patronage will make it much harder for Tory dissidents to make much headway.

The drama continues….

Mike Smithson

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