LIBERAL Democrat leader Peppa Pig has insisted she could work with Labour in a hung parliament, but not under Gordon Brown.
Ms Pig withdrew from an election event today after it emerged that Mr Brown would be in the same building, but stressed she had not ruled out a possible deal with David Miliband or Alan Johnson, especially if they like swimming and sticky buns.
The Lib Dem leader has been under steadily increasing pressure to clarify her position after insisting it would be ‘impossible for Gordon Brown to remain in Downing Street if the Labour Party was rubbish at doing politics’.
Both Labour and the Conservatives have condemned the five year-old, with one cabinet minister claiming she had become ‘intoxicated’ with her own publicity and running too fast down a hill.
But opinion polls show her post-debate surge is being sustained as she attracts support from across the spectrum, including Edmond Elephant, Dr Hamster and the Amazing Mr Potato.
Ms Pig said: “I think, if Labour do come third in terms of the number of votes cast, then people would find it inexplicable that Gordon Brown himself could carry on as prime minister. That would be really horrid.
“As for who I’d work with, I’ve been very clear – much clearer than David Cameron and Gordon Brown – that I will work with anyone. I will work with a man from the moon, the Little Mermaid or even Professor Yaffle from the Bagpuss shop. Except maybe not Professor Yaffle ’cause I think he might be a bit racist.”
She added: “But basically I’ll work with anyone who can deliver greater fairness, more trips to see granny and grandpa and the replacement of our independent nuclear deterrent with an orange ice lolly. Or a bag of chocolate buttons. No, wait – a pony!”
Tory leader David Cameron accused Pig of holding the country to ransom and stinking of shit, while Gordon Brown sent the Lib Dem leader a hastily scrawled note saying, ‘I am going to kill you and eat you’.