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UK's historic coalition holds first Cabinet meeting

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UK's historic coalition holds first Cabinet meeting

Britain’s new leader has been chairing the first meeting of his historic coalition cabinet.

Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s newly-appointed deputy Nick Clegg was, of course, invited alongside four other centrist Liberal Democrats with top jobs.

Not since the Second World War has a coalition gathered around the cabinet table in the UK.

The government, whose top priority is tackling the country’s record budget deficit, today announced a five per cent pay cut for all ministers.

Yesterday, Cameron and Clegg set out their power-sharing plans, calling it “new politics.”

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