I have to admit to reading the rubbish in the Guardian today with a large amount of disbelief.
It is highly unlikely Ming would have been foolish enough to do a deal with Brown in the light of Labour's pathetic record on civil liberties. Had he done so he would have risked splitting the party.
Many of us who have had the dubious pleasure of dealing with Labour in the North of England know what an appalling lot they are. I could never imagine being in a coalition with illiberal lackies such as Roberta Blackman-Woods whose nausiating desire to climb the ministerial greasy poll has led to her leaving her conscience somewhere in the North Sea.
My stomach has turned at the thought.