Monday, 10 May 2010

Gordon Brown to make new offer to Lib Dems

15:07 BREAKING NEWS : Gordon Brown to make new offer to Lib Dem. All the signs are that there is as yet still no deal between the Lib Dems and the Tories. Nick Clegg and his negotiating team have been briefing their parliamentary colleagues for almost an hour and a half already. The word I hear is that, though there's been no outright rejection, there's also been no acceptance either. Meanwhile, Gordon Brown is preparing to make a statement in response to the final outcome of this meeting, which he may use to set out an alternative way forward. The case I think he will present - if he gets the chance - is a promise to help lead European efforts to stabilise the economy and moves towards fundamental political reform, before standing aside for a new leader and new prime minister.