Coalition is not a marriage but a 'Ronseal deal'

David Cameron said: "We are married, not to each other. We are both happily married and this is a government not a relationship. It's a government about delivering for people because of the mess we were left in by the previous Government.

"And what we said to people two-and-a-half years ago is that we would come together for a five-year Parliament. We would tackle these problems. So, to me it's not a marriage it is a Ronseal deal - it does what it says on the tin.

"We said we would come together, form a government, we said we'd tackle these big problems, we said we'd get on with it in a mature and sensible way - and that is exactly what we've done."

David Cameron and Nick Clegg outlining the mid-term review
David Cameron and Nick Clegg outlining the mid-term review Credit: ITV News

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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."