Is a Formal Liberal-Conservative Electoral Pact Possible?

Nick Boles, the Cameroon insider and wonk turned newly elected MP, has put the cat among the pigeons ahead of the party conferences by advocating in his new book “Which Way is Up a formal electoral pact between the Tories and the LibDems. The tribalists among the pinstripes and the sandalistas will choke on their respective Full English and muesli at the thought.

Others, like Guido, are positively salivating at the thought of driving the Labour Party into third place. Guido will be at the LibDem conference on Sunday speaking at the Liberal Vision fringe meeting, telling the Orange Bookers why it is their destiny to destroy the Labour Party as a party of government.

Now if Guido could only convince the Tories that independence for Scotland and Wales would guarantee a prosperous, low tax, free England for ever more…




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Philip Hammond uses a trip to Berlin to mock the Foreign Secretary:

“A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. Wise words with some applicability to the Brexit negotiations although I try to discourage talk of “cake” amongst my colleagues.”

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