Strange Bedfellows:David Cameron and Nick Clegg Create Collation Government; Gordorn Brown is Odd Man Out

A new collation government form on Tuesday in United Kingdom brought an uneasy alliance between the Tories and Liberal Democrats  at Westminster. An arrangement made on Tuesday which David Cameron became Prime Minister and Liberal Democratic leader Nicholas Clegg became Deputy Prime Minister. Sky News reports:

(Prime Minister Cameron)He told the waiting media(outside of 10 Downing St. The Prime Minister home and Offices):”On behalf of the whole country I would like to pay tribute to the outgoing Prime Minister for his long record of dedicated public service.”

And he added: “I aim to form a proper and full coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.

“Coalition will throw up all sorts of difficulties but I believe that together we can provide that strong and stable government that our country needs.”

Cameron spoke to President Barack Obama and  address Queen Elizabeth on the formation of the government.:

US President Barack Obama has congratulated him by telephone and Downing Street staff showed Mr Cameron’s pregnant wife Samantha around Number 10.

The couple arrived there straight from Buckingham Palace where the Tory leader had accepted the Queen’s request for him to form a new government.

Meeting with Her Majesty  came after Outgoing Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced his resignation:

David Cameron meets the Queen as Gordon Brown quits as Prime  MinisterMr Cameron accepts the job, offered by the Queen

Sky News’ royal commentator Alastair Bruce said the Queen would have asked the Tory leader the constitutional question “Will you form the new administration?” and the moment he said “Yes” he became prime minister of the UK.

Mr Bruce added: “And then his wife would have been invited into the room and they would all have had a jolly good chat.”

Mr Cameron is the 14th prime minister the Queen has dealt with.

Sky News’ royal correspondent Sarah Hughes said Mr Cameron’s audience with the Her Majesty lasted some 25 minutes.

Moments Earlier Outgoing Prime Minister Gordon Brown offered his resignation to Her Majesty:

It came just a short while after Gordon Brown quit as prime minister, telling the country he had “loved the job” and adding: “Thank you and goodbye,” before walking out of Downing Street with his wife and sons.

Beside Clegg as Deputy PM Sky News reveals other staffs:

Sky News chief political correspondent Jon Craig’s sources revealed George Osborne, long-time friend and colleague of Mr Cameron, would get the job of Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The Lib Dems’ Vince Cable will be his number two.


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