- The Tories are a threat to our economy; the LibDems are a threat to our security.
- The Tories will seriously damage our relationship with Europe; the LibDems will seriously damage our relationship with the United States.
It was total rhetorical exaggeration, of course. But the question now, I suppose, is if there is a Lib/Con pact, what will be the combined effect?
- The Destruction option: TOTAL wipeout on our economy AND our security, offending EVERYONE from Brussels to Washington
- The Salvation option: Saved economy and security and UK remains friends with everyone forever
It would be lovely to have the latter – my deep suspicion is we could have the former.
In which case, the UK would probably just cease to exist…