The Brown Gorgon has pretended to resign to let the Lib Dems believe they can trust his party. He's not actually going to leave until an unspecified date in 'the autumn' so we're stuck with that unwashed-laundry face for months yet. The Lib Dems are now in talks with Labour and this is going to be interesting.
As Obo points out, the combination of Labour, Lib Dems, a mish-mash of nationalists and one Green is going to be a total shambles. Especially in the months of Gorgon's dying rule. He knows he's done for now, he has nothing to lose. The real madness begins now.
It'll be 'progressive' all right, but it will progress in entirely the wrong direction. The EU will take more and more of both power and money, the nanny state will become unbearable even to the socialists and the recession will hit the ground harder than a UKIP light plane. They won't be walking away from the wreckage with cuts and bruises because unlike Farage's pilot, they won't be trying not to crash and they won't even see the ground coming.
Then there'll be another election and this time there will be a wipeout. Those nationalist parties have spent a lot of time and effort getting their few MPs each. They will be hammered by association. They can't see it coming either. The country is in debt up to its eyeballs, huge cuts are inevitable and King Mervyn of Money is right - whoever takes control now is going to get the blame.
Of course, there will still be Labour seats where their voters live in Playstation bubbles, anaesthetised with Stella and handouts. Even so, some of them might fall too once the IMF order cuts in the vast range of benefits now on offer. Oh yes, Labour drones, they will. The IMF have only one interest - sorting out the bank balance - and they don't give a damn about the social impact of it. You'll get pocket money and that's it.
The best part is, the Tories will be apoplectic. Cameron will be relegated to tea boy with Osborne as assistant tea boy and the party might even cotton on to the idea of actually listening to the electorate for a change. By the time another election rolls up, they might even be willing to mention the EU and the smoking ban and many other things that wrecked their vote this time. Instead of working out compromises with other parties, they might even realise that actually asking people what they want from government might be a good idea. That would be a novelty.
It wasn't UKIP that spoiled your victory, Tories. It was you. Unless you can accept that and analyse truthfully the reasons it happened, you are going to do it again. Look up 'personal responsibility' in the dusty old Tory handbooks.
If Nick Clegg sticks with the Tories we'll have a muddle-along government until they hit one of those issues they cannot possibly agree on, and the thing will collapse and most likely end up with another indecisive election result.
If Nick Clegg sticks with Labour, along with the fringe players, and if he sticks it out long enough to see us get another unelected Prime Monster, he will deal socialism a blow that will make East Germany's collapse look like a light tap with a feather. If Labour choose Ed Balls, he could be the first sitting Prime Minister to lose his seat in a general election.
So go for it, Lib Dems. We won't forget your selfless act of self-destruction in order to obliterate this horror of a government. We might even erect a statue dedicated to the 'ah... um' party.
For the moment though, we can breathe a little sigh of relief because the end of the Gorgon is in sight. Not clearly in view yet, still some way off, but it is coming.
So, just for you, Gorgon, a little ditty. Note: This is more than slightly sweary so if that sort of thing offends you, you can choose not to watch it, or choose to watch it and be offended. If you choose the latter course, you can then watch me not care.