Blog: The politics of hope replaces despair

WE can only speculate whether David Cameron conceded too much as he took the Liberal Democrats on board the Conservative lifeboat heading into unchartered waters to rescue the economy battered by the recession and bruised because of 13 years of Labour profligacy and waste at the behest of Gordon Brown.

What we know is that five Cabinet posts go to the Liberal Democrats - that’s five senior Tories who have been sacrificed by Cameron for the greater good.

- Read more now, and have your say, in Political Editor Graham Dines’ last election blog

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