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Matthew D'Ancona on the story of the Coalition government

For the most part, the Coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, which followed the general election of May 2010, has defied the sceptics who said it could not work.

The political commentator Matthew D'Ancona, whose book In it Together tells the inside story of the coalition government, made this film for Newsnight on the unlikely marriage that the two parties were forced into.

  • 01 Oct 2013