I won't support Brown govt
With polls suggesting a hung parliament after the May 6 election, the leader of likely kingmakers the Liberal Democrats warned yesterday he would not prop up a weakened Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Nick Clegg, whose party has surged after he performed strongly in TV debates, is unlikely to be able to form a government himself but could team up with Labour or the Conservatives if no party wins an overall majority.
However, he warned Labour, led by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, that he would not support them if they dropped to third in the closely-fought election.
"It is just preposterous the idea that if a party comes third in the number of votes, it still has somehow the right to carry on squatting in Number Ten (Downing Street)," he told the BBC.