I have some feelings of sympathy for the new Prime Minister. Not only can he not do what he wants to do in some departments but he will now find all the skeletons haunting the No 10 and 11 cupboards. If he wants my advice - he probably doesn't - he will do nothing for a few weeks.
"Clegg's shilly shallying reflects no credit upon him at all."
I don't quite see it like that. You follow this comment by saying he should go for the best deal and I think that's exactly right. As a country we need to get out of the shambles we currently enjoy and if an agreement can be reached between, lets not forget, opposing parties over the policies which can be beneficial I think a degree of caution is acceptable. I much prefer that to them waiting until government is formed and then struggling to agree on the way forward.
In order for Nick Clegg to complete a deal, he has to get 75% of his mp's to back it and the same with the parties ruling federal committee. If he fails, it has to go to the full party membership or pull out and let the tories try their luck with a minority government.