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The Times - United Kingdom | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Liberal Democrats everyone's girl Friday

If the general election doesn't produce a clear winner it would be best for Britain if the Liberal Democrats became the junior partner in a coalition government again, columnist David Aaronovitch writes in the conservative daily The Times: "I think a Lib Dem presence will temper the Tories on tax and cuts, will temper Labour populism on spending, will put the case for the European Union, argue against any action that will alienate Scottish voters, and will sometimes be the lone voice telling the unpopular truth about immigration. They still carry the banner for constitutional change which needs to come, but in which the public is never interested and which the other two parties will always have an interest in sabotaging."

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