Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Forget coalition: forcing a Snooper’s Charter would be poor politics overall

Optimists might think that a wariness on the part of senior Tory ministers to push through the Communications Data Bill without the Lib Dems’ consent is at least a sign the parties are starting to appreciate the practical limits of Coalition. They clearly listened to the party when the row about an EU referendum bill flared earlier this month.

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