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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-12 06:30 AM
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Tory, Lib Dem leaders to defend coalition

As an aside, when have you seen the word "conservative," a much longer word than "liberal," abbreviated to something equivalent to "lib," especially when it is being used as a proper noun?

Published: May 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, under pressure from their own parties, plan a push-back Tuesday.

The Conservative Cameron and Liberal Democrat Clegg will appear together in Essex on the second anniversary of the formation of the coalition government, to deliver speeches on the economy, The Guardian reported. They will provide a preview of the Queen's Speech Wednesday that will outline the coalition government's plans for the coming year.

Both parties fared badly in last week's local council elections, while Labor picked up about 800 seats. The coalition's fractures have become more pronounced, although Clegg and Cameron remain apparently united.

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