Regardless Of Any Deals..................
This election was Cameron's to lose. The irony is that his decent and positive campaign did not "Fire up the Quattro". Anger and disillusionment with Brown and Labour needed more fire and passion for revenge. This was not on offer. All the Parties connived to not warn seriously of the trouble ahead. They either did not understand the new multi-cultural character of the Balkanized British or chose not to develop any kind of meaningful dialogue. The Brits, in turn, gave little attention to the warnings of postal vote irregularities which then combined with a (deliberate) incompetency throughout the many polling stations that failed to allow voters their "cross".
All the bargaining now to take place will not create a Government capable of attracting investment and the shadow of another election will be never far away. The one remaining hope is that a tightening of the voting system and a far stricter control over postal voting might produce a less corrupt ballot. I expect the aftermath will show that Labour will have thwarted The Tories and the electorate in many of their vulnerable areas. That Labour did not forfeit one seat in Brum and piled up votes in London is very dubious when you consider seats falling where they least expected, so did not mount a "Glenrothes". I am certain in my own mind, with as much surety as heartache and disappointment, the brick wall ahead cannot be avoided. Only a stark drop in living standards similar to the thirties and an extremely likely one will alter anything. Woe betide the politicos who get blamed for that. My solution, keep Snotty in Downing Street and by Spring or earlier next year we would get the destruction of Labour so many people know is necessary.
My personal thinking right now is this is no longer a country I wish to live in.