Labour-Lib Dem coalition difficult, says Owen Smith

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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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