"And on the subject of coalitions, let me be absolutely frank.
As a member of the negotiating team, we did consider whether we could try to bluff our way into a minority government.
But it was David Cameron’s bold vision and Nick Clegg’s great foresight which saw, before anyone else, that that option would be the greatest compromise of all.
A weak, unstable government, risking defeat night after night in Parliament.
Struggling to take the tough decisions that have been put off for too long.
How much better to try and form a stable government with a majority of about 80, able to govern in the national interest?"
It's no big deal, either way – but still quite curious. CoffeeHousers, your thoughts please...