Britain has gotten no closer to a majority coalition government since the election five days ago.
The cynic in me thinks Gordon Brown has already made a private arrangement with David Cameron, allowing Cameron to become Prime Minister in September without any coalition partners. This is just enough time for the public to become totally disgusted with Brown's obstinacy and primed to look favorably upon a minority government led by someone else.
The Liberal Democrats' condition of participation in government, a referendum on electoral reform, is something neither Labour nor the Conservatives want. Any policy differences between the two parties (and I can see none) are overshadowed by this existential threat to their dominance.