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Brown to bring Lib Dems into the cabinet?

Brown to bring Lib Dems into the cabinet?
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Today’s Guardian reports that Brown is considering bringing a Lib Dem or two into the government.

My gut reaction is that the Lib Dems would be fools to accept the offer, it would be far better for them to sit tight and negotiate from a position of strength in the hung parliament we’re likely to have after the next election. If they joined Brown’s cabinet now, it would make it far easier for the Tories to campaign against them as Labour patsies at the next election. Then again, being the first Liberal Cabinet Minister since Sir Archibald Sinclair must be an appealing thought.