One of the more enjoyable games over the next years and more will be “Who are the strangest bedfellows?” – people who really won’t have expected to be on the same side.
I have the following initial suggestions
Passionara?: Margaret Thatcher and Shirley Williams will be on the same benches in the Lords.
Troublemakers: Norman Tebbitt and Brian Sedgemore will be uneasy partners in allied parties.
The Fabulous Baker boys: Norman Baker (who astonishingly, is a government minister) and Kenneth Baker.
Defectors and Deserters: Emma Nicholson defected from the Tories to the Lib Dems. Richard Balfe from Labour to the Tories. Now they’re on the same side.
Sui Generis, as ever: The Lord Owen, perhaps the ideological father of this coalition, somehow manages to stay out of power again.