Martin Bright

First Outing of the Coalition

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I thought the Cameron-Clegg show (or was it the Clegg-Cameron show?) provided us with an interesting new double-act today. Was this the dry-run for the coalition following the next election? The two men didn't look entirely uncomfortable in each other's company, I thought. 

The government's position on the Gurkhas is so patently unjust that it provided the opposition with the easiest of open goals. As James has said, of course soldiers who have fought for this country should have the right to live here. It is hard to see what constituency ministers thought they were appealing to in resisting this.