In tonight’s BBC Question Time both David Cameron and Ed Miliband claim to be fighting for a majority in next week’s general election.
The claims come after both were asked by the audience whether they would entertain the idea of coalition.
One audience member accused Ed Miliband’s Labour of not being “truthful” about a potential coalition with the Scottish National Party.
He said”I’m not going to have a UK Labour government in coalition with the the SNP.
“If the price of having a Labour government or a coalition is a deal with the SNP, it’s not going to happen.”
In a humorous response a member of the audience said that Miliband’s answer meant that there would never be a Labour government if they were not willing to be in a coalition.
David Cameron too drew a line under any potential coalition stating: “Being in a coalition was like being closeted in a dark room with Nick Clegg.”
Social media responses to the two party leaders included:
"I'll be honest with you: I didn't know who I was getting into a coalition with. THAT'S HOW DARK IT WAS IN THAT ROOM" #bbcqt
— Mat Beal (@matbeal) April 30, 2015
Wait, have the Coalition been closeted in a dark room for the last five years? No wonder they can't see straight. #bbcqt
— Sarah Hemming (@SarahHemm) April 30, 2015
Ed Miliband an absolute disaster tonight. Threw @scottishlabour under the bus, would rather see a Tory govt than look at coalition with SNP
— Mike O'Rourke (@mikeygala) April 30, 2015
Total, utter clarity from Ed on the SNP: no coalition, no deal. Not even the prize of a Labour govt is worth a deal with the SNP.
— Marcus A. Roberts (@marcusaroberts) April 30, 2015