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Clegg's permanent coalition call

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has told his party's conference that he believes coalitions should be a permanent feature of British politics. But 67% of voters appear to prefer single-party government, according to the ITV News Index.

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Nick Clegg: Lib Dems are 'no one's little brother'

As he closes the Liberal Democrat conference this afternoon leader Nick Clegg will speak about how the party will 'anchor' the other parties to the centre ground.

Nick Clegg speaking earlier in the conference. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Mr Clegg is expected to say: "The Liberal Democrats are not just some subset of the Labour or Tory parties – we’re no one’s little brother.

"We have our own values, our own liberal beliefs. We’re not trying to get back into Government to fold into one of the other parties – we want to be there to anchor them to the liberal centre ground, right in the centre, bang in the middle."

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