Also the FTSE has been down well over 1% today, dragged down by State owned banks and mining companies on the whole. The £ too has shed over 5% in a week against the dollar on the back of UK Government instability (Now there is a short opportunity I should have seen!).
I think the meetings today are over-hyped and that the media storm will blow itself out and Brown will remain in office but not in power. However,I hope I am wrong and stranger things have happened in politics.
All the whole, the markets have been in a very low volume funk for the last week or so. The power of the bull run from March is clearly at an end as the Summer encroaches upon us. Now is a dangerous time for the rally to be exposed as a Bear Market rally and a new dive in the FTSE and £ could be very dangerous.
At this time, having an unstable Government is about the worst political thing we could have, even more dangerous than Ed Balls as Chancellor. Labour need to sort it out one way or the other. More dithering will chop 5% off the FTSE this week. My short will go on later today at this rate....