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So who is in charge? Further update…

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the BBC News website as things have developed with regards to the rather messy political state of the UK government in the days following the election………..

A little while ago, Gordon Brown made an official statement confirming he was resigning with immediate effect, and stated he felt David Cameron should take over as PM. As I’m typing this in fact, Brown has just left the palace, having tended his resignation directly to the queen, as is the standard procedure.

Although no official announcement has been made by either the Conservatives, or the Liberal Democrats stating they have reached an agreement with regards to operating a coalition government, Cameron is now expected to visit the palace shortly to be officially asked to form the new government by the queen.

I’ll add further updates later, for now though, it’s clear that by tomorrow Cameron will be PM, regardless of the remaining issues that still need to be resolved.


20:06 – In light of Gordon Brown’s resignation, it has now been confirmed that until a new leader is appointed, Harriet Harman will become the acting leader of the Labour Party.

20:09 – Cameron has arrived at the palace where he will be officially asked by the queen to form the new government. What type of government this will be of course is still unknown, as there has still been no announcement of a deal between the Conservatives and the Lib Dems.

20:39 – It’s offiicial, the palace has just issued a statement confirming Cameron’s appointment as PM. Still no announcement with regards to how this new government will be formed though.

20:44 – In Cameron’s first speech outside number 10, he has confirmed he will form “a proper and full coalition” with the Liberal Democrats.

May 11, 2010 - Posted by | Random Thoughts |


  1. Well I don’t trust ’em. We don’t even know if they’re going to be working as a minority gov or a coalition.

    I also have a nasty feeling they’ll throw out some good things, too.

    Comment by whogal | May 11, 2010

  2. You’re not alone in that fear I assure you.

    I know I shouldn’t judge the new government by the actions of previous ones, but I do know that I’ve been better off personally under Labour, despite the recession, than I ever was under the last Tory government.

    I’m expecting spending cuts and tax rises very soon, which can only affect people like you and me badly.

    Comment by develish1 | May 11, 2010

  3. Harrumph. Nasty slimy snakepeople back in power. Slash and burn essential services, encourage privatisation and widen the wage divide. Fabulous, just what a country impoverished by a recession needs. Grrr. My commiserations to you. Only minor good point is that HH seems a safe enough pair of hands to handle Labour steadily while they’re in Opposition – maybe you’ll only have to endure one term of the Tories?

    Comment by Jen | May 11, 2010

  4. we can hope Jen, we can hope.

    Comment by develish1 | May 11, 2010

  5. I don’t know how its going to go for you guys, but now whenever we hear the term “bipartisanship” here in the States its followed by the phrase ‘my ass’

    Comment by Anita Marie | May 12, 2010

  6. I don’t think anyone here is sure either Anita, but we’re all hoping that the Lib Dems will help balance things out a little so there aren’t too many change, too quickly.

    Comment by develish1 | May 12, 2010

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