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Where Adam Tinworth lives, and blogs about non-journalistic things

I've become something of an internal hung parliament myself.

The journalist in me is delighted.  Think of all the stories that will emerge from this situation – the political deals that will be done, the knife-edge votes, the constant possibility of a fallen government. Oh, and a second election within the year – two at the outside. Brilliant

Another part of me – the part that wants to buy a house and start a family – is a little nervous that we don't have a majority government, that the massive deficit will not be addressed properly, and that the markets will panic, harming the economy. A related, but far from identical, part of me is gutted that the LibDems didn't make more progress in the polls.

And a last, but vocal, part of me is glad that whatever emerges from this mess will be a government that will have to govern by consensus and debate, rather than just pushing their own, narrow agenda through with their majority.

As soon as a few of these parts of myself manage to form a coalition, I'll let you know. ;-)