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The coalition’s better half

Best strategy for the Lib Dems? More of the same

By Bobby Butcher  

The Liberal Democrats are heading into electoral oblivion, and they’re heading there fast. The latest Sunday Times/YouGov poll gives them a paltry 9 per cent of the vote. If the party thought it would have recovered by now from the 2010 tuition-fees debacle, it must be sorely disappointed. The Lib Dems find themselves in serious trouble, less popular than their Conservative partners and fearful that any attempt to “front-up” on policy might trigger an…

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