A Footnote to "Coalition"

March 23, 2016 3:00 PM

David LawsDavid Laws has written an account wth some of the inside story of the coalition from his perspective.

The memo to which David Laws refers in the Guardian review was actually written by me to Paddy about the dangers of coalition without PR,when Paddy was thinking in terms of a coalition with Blair.

I feared then that we would lose about a third of our support in the event of a coalition.

When we later formed the coalition with the Conservatives, we lost two-thirds of our support, about as much as it was possible to lose, and failed to recognise the importance of securing electoral reform, hence the 'near obliteration'.