Prediction result: I win 1-1
The LibDems have softened their line on the demands for electoral reform, saying that the national interest and the need for stable government comes first…..
By mid-morning, Tories and LibDems will be out before the cameras saying that the crisis that they had foreseen is coming and it’s coming fast, and that they are now working against the clock to reassure the markets that they will bring stable government, and deal with the deficit.
Iain Dale, 11.49am ‘When national interest trascends party’, commeting on his mid-morning appearance before the cameras:
If party interest was paramount, coalition would be out of the question, but now both sides are putting national interest first so the rules of the game have changed…..
In normal circumstances I’d be arguing vociferously against entering a coalition, but we are not in normal circumstances. A stable government is an absoluet pre-requisite to bringing about a stable economy and tackling the deficit.
I was wrong about the markets, but right about the Tory narrative.
So that’s 1-1 to me.
Memo to Iain Dale: the economy is stable. It’s just that people like you are trying to destabilize it for reasons that not in the national interest, if you count a nation as being lots of people in the same country.