Can the coalition work for Britain?

The embryonic British coalition has already come under intense scrutiny

15th May, 2010

Britain’s new coalition government of David Cameron’s Conservatives and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats has an almighty task ahead of it.

Simply holding the coalition together for the full five-year term is already being dismissed as improbable by some commentators, and doing so while tackling Britain’s massive debt has been described as mission impossible.

The first hurdle has already appeared, with mounting opposition to the agreement between the...

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