The nation has spoken and sadly nobody quite understands exactly what has been said. So what should happen next? Below is my own personal view as to what should, or could happen in the next few days.
1. Gordon Brown invites the Lib Dems to form a coalition government of national unity and promises legislation on electoral reform to be included in the Queen's Speech on May 25th.
2. The new government holds a national referendum on electoral reform in the autumn of this year with a promise that, if the nation chooses to move to a more proportional system, an election will be held in May 2011.
3. Gordon Brown makes clear his intention to stand down this autumn following the Labour Party conference and the outcome of the referendum.
What do you think? Can this work? What are the alternatives?