Could a pact between the Conservatives and Ukip be another match made in political heaven?
A couple of details though – the 1903 Gladstone-MacDonald Pact between the Liberals and the forerunner of the Labour Party was indeed followed by a Liberal landslide victory in 1906 with 400 seats. Labour also won 30 seats.
The rest is history, of course. By 1922 Labour had overtaken the Liberal Party which dwindled to a low of only 5 seats in 1956. The Party did just survive and (as the Liberal Democrats) clawed its way back to 57 seats at the 2010 election.
Looking at this historical precedent may seem very attractive for Ukip, but David Cameron (who knows his political history) is not likely to be tempted by this precedent.