Back in the USSK?

Gordon Brown is out as head of Labor — but will Labor continue to govern? It’s not impossible:

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday he would step down this year, sacrificing himself to give his Labor Party a chance of forming a government with the smaller Liberal Democrats.

The Lib Dems are already being courted by the Conservatives, who did best in an election last week. But Brown said in a statement in front of his official residence at 10 Downing Street that the Lib Dems now wanted to talk to Labor too.

The center-right Conservatives, led by David Cameron, won most seats in parliament but fell short of a majority.

Let’s see if I’ve got this right. The UK is on the brink of financial and economic ruin, Gordon Brown is about as beloved as a fistful of poo — and the Tories still might be locked out of power?

Who do they think they are, Republicans?