‘There are three stages to any coalition,’ House of Cards creator
Michael Dobbs told me at Tuesday’s annual Macmillan Lords vs Commons tug-of-war in the grounds of Westminster School. ‘First there is the seduction, tearing
off each other’s bodices over five days of negotiations. Then came the
consummation in the Rose Garden, followed later by a period of sober reflection.’
And which stage are we in now? I asked the Tory peer ‘The “sod off” stage.’
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