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General Election 2015: what could Labour and the Lib Dems agree on?

While in 2010 the coalition agreement focused on the grim work of cutting the deficit, it may just be that in May compromise will be motivated by reducing inequality

By Emran Mian  

How much common ground do Ed and Nick have? © Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Could Labour and the Liberal Democrats realistically come up with a coalition agreement? The hardware for a coalition—the tallies of votes and seats—won’t be in place until after election day (though many opinion polls suggest that a Lab-Lib bloc may be large enough to govern.) But most of the software for a coalition can be assembled now. Centre Forum—a liberal think…

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