Saturday, 14th March 2015

by Joshua Gaskell

Writing in the Independent last week, former Tory chairman Kenneth Baker said that a grand Labour–Tory coalition may be necessary after the election, to avoid the SNP having a hand in governing a state they wish to destroy:

What is at risk is the continuing unity of the UK. In order to preserve that unity, another way should be found. This could be a joint government of the Labour and Conservative Parties […]

In this unlikely event – and with the Lib Dems facing a musical chairs scenario – who will form the opposition? Never mind negotiations to form a government, imagine the attendant bundle involved in creating a rainbow coalition to serve as Her Majesty’s Least Loyal Opposition (ever).