Labour-Lib Dem coalition difficult, says Owen Smith


Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith says going into possible coalition with the Liberal Democrats would be difficult because the Lib Dems have "propped up a very right-wing Conservative government".

Speaking at the start of the Labour Party conference, he was responding to suggestions from a colleague, former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain.

Mr Hain suggested in the Independent on Sunday newspaper that majority single-party governments may become the exception in a future where coalitions are semi-permanent fixtures.

Mr Smith was asked about the suggestion by BBC Wales parliamentary correspondent David Cornock on the Sunday Politics Wales show.

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