Cable warns Cameron against a 'lurch to the right'

The Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable has told ITV News that the Coalition would run more smoothly if the Prime Minister resisted efforts to move the Conservative Party further to the right.

David Cameron vowed yesterday that he will not be tempted to "lurch to the right" after finishing in third place behind UKIP in the Eastleigh by-election.

Vince Cable said: "It would certainly help the workings of the coalition if he remained in a moderate, central position."

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PM warned against copying UKIP

Ministers have warned David Cameron to resist a "lurch to the right" after the Conservatives finished third behind UKIP in the Eastleigh by-election. The PM also faces pressure over departmental spending ahead of this month's Budget.