Archive: Coalition Tensions

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Exclusive: English votes for English laws won't happen before the election

Backroom coalition talks over English votes for English laws have failed to reach agreement - leaving the Lib Dems poised to block a vote on the issue before the general election.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Lib Dem activists clearly prefer a Labour tie-up after the next general election

    Lib Dems yearn for Labour coalition

    Most Liberal Democrat activists want the party to support Labour rather than the Conservatives in government after the next general election, a poll has found.

  • Nick Clegg notches up another differentiation victory

    Clegg wins coalition's childcare ratio tussle

    Conservative plans to increase childcare ratios are conspicuously absent from today's final proposals from the Department for Education, handing Nick Clegg a sizeable coalition victory over Michael Gove.

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