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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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Nick Clegg to host weekly radio phone-in

"I don't think politicians get to hear enough from people directly," Mr Clegg said. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will hold a weekly radio phone-in in a fresh attempt to reconnect with voters.

The Liberal Democrat leader will take half-an-hour's worth of calls from listeners to London's LBC 97.3 radio with presenter Nick Ferrari every Thursday morning.

"I'm doing this because I don't think politicians get to hear enough from people directly," Mr Clegg said. "You can't do the right thing in government unless you keep in touch with how people are thinking and feeling."

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