As we start gearing up to the next general election political parties always make extravagant claims that they will win. The reality at the moment is neither the two biggest parties – Labour or Tory – are likely to get an overall majority. The intervention of UKIP and the fact that the Liberal Democrats are likely to cling on in their strongholds – even if they lose seats – has seen to that.
That’s why the rather bizarre reconciliation between Nick Clegg and Ed Balls is particularly interesting. For whatever the parties are saying publicly, everyone knows the Liberal Democrats will be talking to Labour as well as the Tories.And they will start worrying who is going to get what in any new coalition.
In a story on Exaro News earlier I illustrated this – from information obtained from two independent Westminster sources – one in the Labour Party…
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