UK's Lib Dems rule out Scottish deal, potentially shunning Labour

April 25, 2015 12:48 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats ruled out joining a government that relied on support from Scotland's nationalists, raising a potential obstacle to a coalition deal with the opposition Labour Party after a national election on May 7.

Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister who may again be kingmaker after a knife-edge election, also said he would prefer to line up with the party that wins most parliamentary seats, another potential hindrance to a deal with Labour.

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