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The Liberal Democrats have fallen in the polls and are facing the brunt of the public’s ire over the Coalition’s policies: can we look to New Zealand as an example of what might be in store for the coalition?

Gilson, Christopher (2010) The Liberal Democrats have fallen in the polls and are facing the brunt of the public’s ire over the Coalition’s policies: can we look to New Zealand as an example of what might be in store for the coalition? British Politics and Policy at LSE (06 Dec 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recent weeks have seen large scale student protests over the Liberal Democrats’ ‘betrayal’ over tuition fees, and Nick Clegg’s party is now seen by some as the scapegoat of the coalition. While coalition style-politics are relatively new in Britain, according to Chris Gilson, New Zealand can offer some important lessons in how coalition governments might continue – or end — in the UK.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 15:20
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41463/

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