Brown will wait in line for Clegg to talk to Tories

Katrina Lloyd
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Gordon Brown said he accepted Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg will talk to the Tories about forming a Government before the Labour party.

The convention is for the incumbent prime minister to have the first right to see if they can form a government. However, Brown said he was willing to wait in the wings for the outcome of Clegg's conversation with David Cameron and the Tories. Cameron is due to make a public statement at 2.30pm today. If the discussion comes to nothing, Brown said he would be prepared to discuss possible areas of agreement with Clegg. In a bid to woo the Liberal Democrats, he stressed Labour's commitment to ensuring economic stability and "far reaching political reform". Brown says: "My view is ...

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