Monday 10 May 2010

Don't Misread Clegg's Latest Move

There comes a point in any big negotiated deal - usually just before final closing - where one party sees the need to get an alternative bid on the table. This is primarily so that they can assure their stakeholders that the proposed transaction is the best available, that no obvious trick is being missed. It's called "shopping the deal" and it happens all the time. Huhne, from a business background, will know all about this tactic.

It can be pretty frustrating for the other party - but even more so for the alternative bidder who, 9 times out of 10, is being lined up for a Fail. They always get their hopes up, it rarely does them any good.

I strongly surmise this is what is happening right now. The commentariat, less familiar with these things perhaps, is hyperventilating - even
Mr Dale opines that 'you can't ride two horses at once'. Well, yes, you can. But not for long; and the favourite wins more often than not. The Libs always like a two-horse race !

In the words of the song: if you can't ride two horses, get out of the circus.

Have faith.



Antisthenes said...

If you are right then it also gave Clegg the orgasmic pleasure of seeing Broon off.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Actually, I really want the Libs to go into business with Labour. It will hurt like fuck for six months and then they'll both be wiped out forever. If the Tories win, they'll be wiped out forever and then we'll be faced with Labour and LibDem for ever and ever, amen.

Antisthenes said...

I do not think you are right I believe Clegg was up for a pact with the Conservatives but his party would not back him. At least not until he had seen if he could get a deal with Labour first.

The Great Simpleton said...


If you knew you were going to form a government with the Tories wouldn't you want Brown as opposition leader? Just to remind the electors of the alternative.

CityUnslicker said...

quite, Clegg can make it an issue of his continued leadership i fthe lib dem party starts noises about wanting to go with zippy and rainbow.

Alan Douglas said...

Time to kill off this stupid idea, that "65 % did NOT vote for Cameron",

How many percent did NOT vote for Brown as PM ? Was it a smidgin above 99.999999999999999 repeating % ?

Alan Douglas

Sentient WV : prots v mp