|Who will Nick Clegg choose? Posted by Ian at 3 18 PM on Friday, May 7|
5pm: The talks have started. Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed Nick and Dave are now starting the long process of working out whether they can do a deal.
Insiders say the first phone calls were "Friendly but mutually cautious".
CLEGG: Brown must GO for LibLab pact
3.01pm: Political Editor Ian Kirby writes:
"David Cameron has just surprised everyone by offering the prospect of a formal coalition with Nick Clegg - laying out areas on tax, human rights and social justice where the two parties can work together.
"But he was clear he would not be held to ransom by the Lib Dems over issues like electoral reform, and he deliberately withheld any offer of senior ministerial jobs.