Nick C Legg - My Fake Diary
Saturday, 28 July 2012
I faced a Hobson's choice between forging a 'coalition of losers' with Labour and regional parties from Scotland and Wales enjoying a wafer thin majority or doing the unthinkable and forging a coalition with the Tories!
Coalition governments are the norm in European democracies: only Hungary and Spain don't have a coalition. So I'm not on my own.
We did win some notable concessions. While income tax for low-income earners was reduced, the Tories had to scrap plans to reduce inheritance tax. But the Liberal Democrats paid a heavy price by breaking a campaign pledge to abolish tuition fees for university students...
It's not easy you know?
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