Votes are still being counted.
But we are in for a Hung Parliament.
I am genuinely saddened by how hard Labour have hung on. I really did hope and believe that this could have been the LibDems time. I have been angry at the many many people who have voted Labour becasue their long dead Grandparents did, ‘n voting Labour is what we do.
However anger and frustration won’t get us anywhere. So I’m putting it behind me.
Big cheer for the lovely Caroline Lucas, who has finally pushed over the parapet and won the Brighton Pavilion seat. Three cheers for her!
There will be lots of head scratching and as Quentin Letts puts it ‘there could be a lot of pencil sucking at the palace’. Perhaps a coalition government is ahead of us, or perhaps the Torys will push ahead with a minority government. Either way, I still think that the LibDems and Nick Clegg have a huge and important role to play.
So I am not giving up hope.