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A development company has bought the property and is getting it ready to sell on

The Sketch: Labour and Tories find something in common: hatred of the Lib Dems

There's the joke about the old bull, the young bull and the herd of cows. We needn't go into it, but yesterday we saw a number of bullocky new members trying to nail their target, asking their first question in the first Prime Minister's Questions of the first coalition for generations. The parliamentary herd hardly noticed them speaking.

John Rentoul: The gent's definitely for turning

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The Liberal Democrats were celebrating the beginning of a new era for their party last night after agreeing to form a coalition that will see them form part of the Government for the first time in their history.

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The votes are counted and the parliamentarians returned. But still the political complexion of the next government is not clear. Welcome to coalition politics. The negotiations between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives are continuing. Meanwhile, the Labour Party waits in the wings, ready to do their own deal should those talks break down.

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Donald Macintyre: The Lib Dems can talk to Cameron, but their future is surely with Labour

The Lib Dems could be tough enough to insist that Brown should go, if not immediately, at least on a set timetable, perhaps after the PR referendum

The Sketch: Thundering into the night, the leaders search for a new dawn

With only 36 hours to save whatever it is we're saving, speed was of the essence. So it was that while the nation slept, the Sketch was hurtling north at 3am looking for David Cameron's buses which were hurtling south. Would we meet? Would we miss each other? Would we be in time? The economy, the pound, the NHS, civil society, the Great Ignored and the Conservative Party were all in need of urgent salvation.

Write a DIY will and you could leave your family in the lurch

Your beneficiaries could end up with big legal costs, says Alessia Horwich

John Rentoul: Clegg has blown it, after all that

The Lib Dem leader has shown his hand too early and may have missed the chance of a lifetime

Leading article: Quick opinion polls do not reflect the real debate in this crucial election

The gap between perception and reality bedevils modern politics. That is particularly true during a general election in the information-rich world of instant news where the speed of communication is matched only by the shallowness of what is communicated. The outcome of the final election leadership debate this week was a case in point.

Cameron and Clegg are hailed the winners of final leaders’ debate

David Cameron emerged as the winner from the party leaders' final television debate last night despite a final "trust me" plea by Gordon Brown on the economy.

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