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Top Tory admits Govt 'broken'

David Cameron and Nick Clegg insisted the Coalition is "united" until 2015 as they mark the halfway point in their Government. But Tory peer Lord Strathclyde, who quit as Lords leader today, admitted he had complained the partnership was "broken."

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Cameron and Clegg: Coalition is 'united' at mid-term review

Nick Clegg and David Cameron pictured together in July last year. Credit: PA

David Cameron and Nick Clegg will today insist the coalition is "steadfast and united" as they mark the halfway point in their Government with a raft of pledges on childcare bills, infrastructure investment and help towards care costs for the elderly.

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister will make a rare joint appearance where, in an echo of the now infamous rose garden press conference that launched the power-sharing Government, they will set their new priorities for the next two-and-a-half years.

They will insist their sense of shared purpose on the big issues has "grown over time" as they publish a mid-term review that looks back at how successful the Government has been in meeting its coalition agreement promises and commits them to further reforms.

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