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No deal yet in the UK as coalition talks continue

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No deal yet in the UK as coalition talks continue


Britain’s Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will hold further talks today to try to reach a coalition deal and end the country’s political limbo.

Although David Cameron and Nick Clegg briefly held face to face talks yesterday, the main discussions are being conducted by their respective negotiating teams.

Tory negotiator, William Hague emerged implying progress was being made and decisions were being taken.

“We are agreed that a central part of any agreement that we make will be economic stability and the reduction of the budget deficit,” said Hague

Meanwhile Prime Minister Gordon Brown returned to London and 10 Downing street perhaps for the last time.

The Labour leader remains in office for now despite his party coming second in Thursday’s election.

With none of the parties winning a majority in the poll, Britain may soon have something it has not seen since World War II – a coalition government.
It remains to be seen if the right-wing Conservatives and the centre-left Lib Dems can share power. The biggest stumbling block to cooperation may be voting reform.

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