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The Path Not Taken

So the Lib Dems are talking to the Tories about forming a coalition - one of my nightmare scenarios. Still more worryingly, Clegg is making noises about the need to provide "good government in a time of economic crisis", which sounds rather as if he's being seduced away from what should be his number one demand, electoral reform. PR is his for the taking, if he can keep his eyes on the prize. But if he passes it up now in favour of being a member of an austerity government, he'll not get another chance.

ETA: After today's negotiations, Cameron's team reported that the LibDems were 'serious' people conducting 'grown-up' negotiations. I read that as code for 'Electoral reform is waaaay down the agenda'.
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