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David Cameron and Nick Clegg are still travelling in the same direction. But beyond cutting the deficit, does this coalition have a purpose?

In a phrase that might haunt him, David Cameron once said that “it doesn’t matter where you come from. It’s where you are going that counts.” But, two years after the heady day in the Downing Street rose garden which announced an experiment in coalition government, where is he going? There is no shortage of activity in Whitehall and yet it all somehow adds up to less than the sum of its parts. It is not obvious…

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