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20 May 2010

The Con-Lib coalition document

Alliance sealed with joint launch of government programme.

By James Macintyre

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have published a comprehensive, 31-part document outlinging the new coalition government’s agenda. It places heavy emphasis on banking reform and constitutional change, under the themes of “freedom [Tory and Lib], fairness [Lib] and responsibility [Tory]”.

You can read the full document here.

Clegg’s chief of staff, Danny Alexander, MP told Sky News: “What we have emerged with is a policy programme that is stronger than either of the parties’ original manifestos. It takes the best ideas from both and will be a really radical reforming government as a result.”

Though it may please the electorate, this will anger some unreconstructed Tory MPs. There may be trouble ahead.

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