Red Rag - It must have killed him, it has taken all his life to get there, but in one short speech he ended his own leadership. The reason he has done this, is that he has either been told by those close or could see it himself, that he had to go. With the Tories and the Lib Dems in the closing stages of discussions, it was the only thing he could do if he wanted to keep Cameron out.
This also puts Clegg in a very very hard place. As long as Brown said he was going to stay, he could use that as an excuse to those Tories haters in the Lib Dems, of why he had to get in bed with Cameron.In 6 minutes, that excuse has just disintegrated.
Brown knows, Clegg knows....and now Cameron knows. If Clegg now strikes a deal with the Tories, there would be internal fighting in the Lib Dems like never seen before.
We have gone back three days, and just like on Friday, everything is back up in the air.
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