Friday, August 17, 2007

Salmond plays down coalition talk

Having reported speculation about the possibility of a Lib Dem/SNP coalition at Holyrood the other day, I had better mention this.

The Herald reports an appearance by Alex Salmond at the Edinburgh Book Festival. It quotes him as saying:

"Initially, I would have preferred a coalition deal. That was my expectation and I fully expected that within a few days we would be in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, but that bus has left the station.

"Where we are now is working very effectively. If we co-operate now it will be on a specific proposal."
Circumstances can change, but this appears to pour cold water on the idea pretty effectively.

Thanks to Green Ribbon. And sucks to James Graham.

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