Ed Miliband 'should rule out coalition with Lib Dems'

Ed Miliband should not be forced into a pact with the Liberal Democrats and instead show the courage to rule on a minority government, Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has said.

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Miliband must 'show courage and avoid coalition'

Ed Miliband should not be sucked into a pact with the Liberal Democrats and instead show the courage to rule on a minority government, Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey said.

Len McCluskey has urged Ed Miliband to say he would govern alone even if the party falls short of a majority Credit: PA Wire

"Labour, I hope, win the next election outright, but if they are the biggest party then my view is Ed should have the courage of his convictions and govern on a minority government," , Mr McCluskey said in an interview with the BBC's Newsnight programme.

"My view is that Ed shouldn't be sucked into a Lib/Lab pact he should have the courage of his convictions if we are the largest party, he should govern.

"And he should challenge those coalition parties to bring him down if necessary and go back to the people so that there's a stark alternative."

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