The awful threat looming if we do not get a #progressivemajority government is that of a snap election in which Tory cash – and #Cashcroft in particular – will overwhelm us all, all the Parties of the green/left/centre. For: we’ll be bust, unlike the Party of the rich. If there is to be a ‘rainbow alliance’ of some kind, then it needs to get some positive response from Labour SOON. Why are Labour being so hostile about the smaller Parties at present? (http://bit.ly/96lrX6 ) They need to get over that, and fast.
The government will (quite rightly) have no security not to be voted out if it has made no effort whatsoever to respond to the concerns of the SNP (http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8674000/8674198.stm), Plaid, Greens, etc. As Riddell pointed out on Today this morning, you have to have some kind of Agreement (I think Riddell over-estimates how difficult it would be; he fails to take into account the strong anti-Tory sentiment that would bind the Parties together): http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8674000/8674182.stm . A minority government is sooner or later bound to fall. A Co-operation Agreement, by contrast, could work – as it has done in Scotland, these past 3 years.