Ming Campbell has reiterated that Liberal Democrats will not accept seats in Gordon Brown’s Government following the latest approach to a Liberal Democrat by Gordon Brown.
Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams has been invited to advise the new Prime Minister on nuclear proliferation. Baroness Williams will discuss the offer with Ming, Lord McNally, the party’s leader in the House of Lords, and with the Nuclear Threat Initiative in Washington, where she is one of the Board of Directors.
Ming Campbell said:
There will be no Liberal Democrats in Brown’s Government. I have no objection to and indeed welcome an initiative which results in Liberal Democrats acting in an independent advisory capacity or participating in an independent commission or investigations which make independent recommendations on policy to the Government. The conditions for taking part which must be satisfied are that participation is not token, there is a proper remit which allows for independent analysis and conclusions, and that there is a reasonable prospect of their advice being accepted and their conclusions being implemented.