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Comments on: For coalitions to work, there has to be trust Nick Barlow's blog Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:33:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jess Sun, 09 Dec 2012 11:38:09 +0000 Sorry Nick but without the coalition we would have unstable government. I would rather have it than not have it. You are right about the mutual trust aspect, but the Tories have the majority in the coalition and they are bound to get the majority of the say. As far as I see, the likes of Danny Alexander and Vince Cable have huge respect and prominence in this government and I would be sorry to not see them any more. They bring a steadying hand, as far as I can see. But Mr Clegg is a disappointment. Sorry.

By: Peter Sun, 09 Dec 2012 09:13:24 +0000 I think the main problem why that this coalition has not worked,was simply Nick Clegg was either a bad card player,(not realising how much influence he had,its not just about the number of MP,s,but the very fact you could have sunk the Tories.)or,he agreed with what the Tories have done,and had no intention of stopping it.
Particularly on student fees,the NHS and Welfare.And frankly,whatever position Clegg had has knocked back the LibDems twenty years.