The rainbow coalition…

There seems to be some confusion in the Conservative Party about mixing colours. The MP Mark Pritchard has labelled those who are proposing to merge the Conservatives and the Lib Dems the ‘purple plotters’ but it is unclear why they are purple.

The two parties’ colours are yellow and blue which when mixed together, as any 7 year-old will tell you, makes green, not purple.

In an article for today’s Mail on Sunday, Mr Pritchard says they are purple because they are trying to permanently blend the traditional blue and yellow colours of each party with a dash of red for the sizeable Lib Dem Left’.

But red, yellow and blue together makes brown, not purple. Maybe Pritchard should get his water colours out…

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