Tuesday 11 May 2010
HERE'S KIRSTY WARK WITH MORE ON TONIGHT'S PROGRAMME:
Could we have a new government by tonight?
Events at Westminster are proving endlessly fascinating - hundreds are gathered at Westminster and on College Green, some with loud hailers!
Cabinet ministers (and Alastair Campbell) are to-ing and fro-ing in Downing Street, and there are some very high level dissenters from the Lib-Lab duet, so is a Con Lib deal now odds on?
And thank you for watching last night - at our peak 1.6 million of you were watching.
But is this Dutch auction going to irritate the electorate eventually?
Tonight, we will have the very latest news - more big interviews - analysis from Michael Crick, and the impact on the markets from Paul Mason.
And we'll be whistling up our Political Panel of Danny Finkelstein, Olly Grender and Peter Hyman, who you might remember on Friday's programme, did some role playing on the deal making - it seems a very long time ago.
What do they think now? Has Nick Clegg squeezed everything he can out of his suitors?
We've squeezed an extra 10 minutes out of the channel, so come with us again for the ride.
ENTRY FROM 1139BST:
Conservative leader David Cameron says it is "decision time for the Liberal Democrats" over who to back for government.
So, will there be a deal today? And if one emerges how viable will it be?
Tonight we'll bring you the latest on all of the day's events.
Our Economics editor Paul Mason will assess how the markets are likely to react to the various possible outcomes.
Stephen Smith has returned to Donington Park Motorway Services to assess the mood of his new found friends there. How do people feel about the state of flux that British politics is in, five days on from the inconclusive general election?
And we're reconvening our political panel of Olly Grender, Peter Hyman and Danny Finkelstein to find out what they make of it all.
More details later.