I wrote yesterday on lessons to be learned by the Lib Dems. In particular, I stressed the need not to assume it is incumbent on Lib Dems to share in power when ever the chance is there, be this in a national assembly or in the council chamber.So I hope the Lib Dems in Scotland will keep an arms length distance from the SNP/Green coalition and Labour.
The Lib Dems need to reflect, lick their wounds and look for a way forward. The SNP's nationalist views will not resonate well with English voters if the Lib Dems were to fall in with the SNP. Similarly, Labour have been rejected bythe electorate in Scotland and it is not the job of the Lib Dems to sustain a party in power that has been sent such a clear message from the electorate.
As for coalition of any sort with the Greens, this surely cannot be considered. Whilst the Green's views on Europe are clearly at odds with Lib Dem policy, they are far from being liberal, having more of an eco fascist state dominated view of imposing change rather than encouraging it and incentivising it.
So, for more, it has to be opposition. I hope the Scots Lib Dems do the right thing for the party and for Scotland,