Backroom: Reality check for coalition with uncertainty in the air

It started as a tempest of a year for everyone involved in politics, though, after the sturm und drang of the first couple of months, things did settle down to a more leisurely pace.

1st January, 2012

It started as a tempest of a year for everyone involved in politics, though, after the *sturm und drang* of the first couple of months, things did settle down to a more leisurely pace.

You could say that the political landscape is more settled now than it has been for years. There's no major election due for another two years and the government is sitting on a majority so large it can survive any number...

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