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Saturday, 19 February 2011

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Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg have both made statements emphasising that the upcoming referendum on changing the voting system will not wreck the Coalition.

Although the Liberal Democrat leader has called for the Alternative vote method to replace the first-past-the-post-system, while the Tory head is claiming that any change in voting would lead to unfair results, they are confident that the Coalition will survive intact.

The 2 leaders are focussing on the fact that one of the main planks of the May 2010 negotiations , which led to the formation of the first coalition government since the 2nd World War, was that they "agreed to disagree" on the current voting system.

But MP's on both sides of the Coalition are concerned as to what will happen when the 2 leaders "disagree to agree".

Will a "failure to agree to disagree" be lodged or will it have to be a "disagreement to agree" ?

And what will happen if the number of times the leaders fail to "agree to disagree" exceeds the frequency of their "agreeing to disagreeing" ?

Some of the most experience political commentators have debated this issue for weeks and even they have failed to agree on the likely outcome.

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