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Clegg: 'Coalition contract broken'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today accused the Tories of breaking the coalition agreement by not proceeding with House of Lords reform and said his party would be withdrawing support for constituency boundary changes in return.

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Cameron's retreat over Lords reform 'will not threaten the coalition'

The former chief executive of the Liberal Democrats thinks that a failure to deliver Lords reform will not threaten the coalition.

Failure to deliver on the most important aspects of constitutional reform would, of course, be a bitter blow to Liberal Democrats.

But the party will also recognise that the constitutional package within the coalition agreement was not the most important aspect of it to the voters, nor was it nearly as important as the state of the economy as a reason for the decision to provide the country with a stable government.

– Chris Rennard

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