May 13, 2010

Rundle’s UK: the Clegg and Cameron double act — not particularly funny

The new "marriage" between David Cameron and Nick Clegg is already getting relationship advice. A fixed five year term is bold. It may well also be unconstitutional, but that discussion is still playing out.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Journalist: “Prime Minister [Cameron] you were once asked for a political joke and you said ‘Nick Clegg.’ Do you have any comment?”

Clegg: (to Cameron) “Did you really?”

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7 thoughts on “Rundle’s UK: the Clegg and Cameron double act — not particularly funny

  1. Graeme Orr

    Interesting that they’d legislate an agreement for the 5 year term. It ain’t constitutionally entrenched, but the Tories would need a (bare) majority to undo it and have an early election. Failing that, the 55% wording leaves the Lib-Dems in a position to force an early election at a time to suit them (unlikely as such a time may now be…)

    ConDem wins my vote for the pithiest title for the new coalition.

  2. Tom

    @Graeme Orr – 55% equals 357 votes. Given the Tories have 307 this only leaves 343. Sadly (IMHO) this means that unless the uber toffs revolt against Cameron and side with ‘all the others’, Cameron won’t be going anywhere for a while.

    Mr Rundle, ‘along with the sunshine there’s got to be a little rain sometime’.

    PS why no mention of the Boulton Campbell spat? Highlight surely!! You on you know who’s payroll?

  3. klewso

    So what does “the constitution” say on that matter?

  4. Tom

    @KLEWSO – nothing as nobody has got round to that yet believing that whatever ill may occur there never could be a necessity for any MP to act in any manner other than as a gentleman.

  5. zut alors

    That footage in No 10’s rose garden is going to be replayed ad nauseum & generate much delight at a future time. “Come back! cried Cameron as Clegg turned to leave.

  6. Jillian Blackall

    No amount of making snide remarks will change the fact that this is an excellent deal.

    As for the quote, “We are going to be the soft face of a nasty government”, that is pure anti-Conservative prejudice. No foundation at all.

  7. paddy

    Looks like they’ve already done the renovations at number 10. 🙂

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