Who The Hell Is Flying The Plane?

Nobody seems to know. The one-eyed Jock has fallen even lower in my already pretty low estimations. Apparently Pickfords are fully booked up until the autumn, so he might as well just hang on in their a while yet by the looks of things, whilst he handles negotiations with the Lib-Dems.

As somebody wryly remarked on Twitter this morning, it's the unelected merging with the unelectable to attempt to form a government. Truly astounding.

Popeye wasn't elected last time round, and he's now been unelected again, yet despite all that he seemingly hasn't fully got the message.

It is of course no coincidence that he waited until just after 5pm last night to issue his latest missive, just minutes after the FTSE 100 had staged its biggest one-day rise since December 2008 and the pound had recovered to over 1.50 against the dollar.

As soon as the horrifying news was out that a Lib-Lab pact might be on the cards the pound began to decline, a slide that has continued this morning down to the mid 1.47 region. The stock market isn't impressed either, with the FTSE 100 currently down 1.7%.