Gerry Foley discusses the state of the Coalition with North Yorkshire Conservative MP Anne McIntosh and Berwick Lib Dem Sir Alan Beith.
Gerry Foley also talks to Newcastle's Catherine McKinnell, newly appointed to Labour's frontbench Treasury team, about how she'll be helping to lead the Opposition's attack on the Government's economic policy. That's on ITV1 tonight at 11:35pm.
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