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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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Chancellor 'focused on economy' amid cracks in the coalition

Chancellor George Osborne said the Government would "cross any issues with the boundary vote when we get to them": He said:

"We have not been able to proceed on Lords reform, frankly, because there is opposition in Parliament and the opportunism of the Labour Party would not allow the time for the House of Lords Bill.

I think we have got to use this moment as an opportunity to focus 110% on the economy - which is what the country wants."

Chancellor, George Osborne Credit: Press Association

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