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First cracks in coalition as Tories query Europe and vote reform policies

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/05/2010

Andrew Grice

"A day after the love-in between David Cameron and Nick Clegg, the new coalition government came down to earth yesterday as Conservative MPs expressed doubts that the partnership would last.

"The unity between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats showed its first signs of cracking as Tory backbenchers began to question the Government's policies on electoral reform, Europe and a controversial plan to change the Commons rules to prevent a general election being triggered.

"Although the first meeting of the Cabinet was good humoured, reality dawned with appeals for any differences between the two partners to be kept private. A committee, jointly chaired by Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg, will be set up to resolve them."

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"First cracks in coalition as Tories query Europe and vote reform policies", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2010. Consulté le 18/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/first-cracks-in-coalition-as-tories-query-europe-and-vote-reform-policies