Just to show even-handedness, Andrew Marr asked the question about ruling out a deal with other parties not only of “Auguste” Balls, but also of the Rt Hon Gideon George Oliver Osborne, heir to the Seventeenth Baronet, when both passed before his inspection this morning. The Tories will be hoping to frighten English voters with the idea of the SNP doing a deal with Labour, but their own prospective coalition partners look none too appealing.
Squeaky Indian doctor finger up the bum time
As the SNP have effectively said they won’t prop up a Tory Government at Westminster, and a depleted Lib Dem contingent may not bring enough votes to get Young Dave across the win line - 326 MPs out of a total 650 - the Blue Team would be left looking to, shall we say, more fringe parties to help form a Government. There is the DUP in Northern Ireland, and then there is UKIP, who may have a handful of candidates returned.
Thet looks like a Coalition over thyah! Jolly good sheow!
Was the doctor Indian? How did Mr Thirsty know? What relevance would there have been in knowing his nationality, in any case? And his criticism of the NHS skates over another accident when he “was hit by a car after an afternoon of ‘steady drinking’ in an accident that nearly cost him his left leg”. But Farage’s ambiguous attitude to the NHS and comments on “Indian Doctors” are nothing to the outbursts of David Coburn.
[UPDATE 16 March 1545 hours: Farage has now made another pronouncement that will make it yet more difficult for the Tories to do any kind of deal with UKIP.
As the Guardian has reported, "The children of new immigrants coming to Britain should not immediately be allowed to attend state schools, Nigel Farage has suggested ... he said his personal view was that immigrants would only bring their dependants after a period of time and after that he would not envisage their children being allowed to go straight into state schools".
Whatever next? Can anyone hear the words of George Wallace? "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"? Because segregation is exactly what the UKIP leader is proposing]