'A Squalid Day for Democracy,' shrieked the Daily Mail. 'Brown quits but cynically bids to keep Labour in power by guaranteeing two-faced Clegg voting reform'. The Express was slightly more reasoned: 'This Shabby Stitch-up: Labour cling to power in sordid deal with Clegg'. Adam Boulton made a complete arse of himself on Fox News UK while Tory bloggers went into meltdown, drawing hysterical comparisons between Britain, Iran and Zimbabwe.
They'll all change their tune tomorrow, no doubt. Clegg will be a man of integrity, our political system once again the envy of the world, and Sky News the perfect counterweight to the biased BBC. Vote Liberal Democrat, get a Tory government - so that's what Clegg meant by a new kind of politics.