However, if it is correct, we've got:
Plaid Cymru: 4
Other: 19 (including DUP: 8)
Which gives us:
Lab+SNP+PC+Green: 303. Aint no way that's crossing the line, even with Lib-Dem adding 10.
Conservatives are 10-ish short.
So they can either go with UKIP+DUP. Or they can go with the Lib-Dems.
_Should_ the Lib-Dems agree to work with the Conservatives in order to prevent Con+UKIP+DUP?
Because given a choice, as a citizen, I know I'd prefer Con+Lib-Dem to Con+UKIP+DUP.
Either sounds horrific to me, to be honest. But which would you want them to do if those figures are accurate?
So, if those figures are/were correct then what should the Lib-Dems do?
Not get involved in another Conservative government, it would be pure suicide.
Get involved, the alternative is much worse.
Meanwhile, the Sun/YouGov have this as their exit poll predictions. And these figures make me substantially happier:
Conservatives: 284 seats
Lib Dems: 31
Plaid Cymru: 3
(Not as happy as I'd like to be. But much happier than the BBC exit polls)
Fuck it, I'm off to bed. Hopefully by the time I get up the real results will be mostly available, and this problem won't be a problem any more.