Pete arrived home to find his wife watching the television.
‘Any news yet?’ he asked.
‘Yes,’ she said. ‘The negotiations have finished and there’s a coalition government.’
‘So, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats finally did a deal, did they?’ He sat down on the sofa beside her. ‘That’s predictable news.’
‘Yes,’ she said. ‘I’m just pleased it’s all over and there’s no risk of Gordon Brown being Prime Minister.’
’Yes,’ he said, switching off the TV. ‘I’m glad that someone’s in charge, even if it is David Cameron and, to a lesser extent, Nick Clegg. What this country needs right now is consensus leadership. Now, what about the World Cup draw? Who do you think are the favourites to win?’
‘Did you say Brazil?’
‘No, just Brazil.’