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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