Arranged marriage is a temporary solution

The British ‘coalition’ is an elaborate political device that suits the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives. But the love-in won’t last

15th May, 2010

First, we are told, we should look to the future. The next British general election will be held on the first Thursday in May 2015.

In that omnipotent ‘Liberal Democratic Conservative’ future, a vote to dissolve the Westminster parliament will require, not 50 per cent plus one, but 55 per cent of the members present.

This is only one of the extraordinary ‘coalition agreements’ that have emerged from the most unusual week in British politics for...

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