Tuesday 23 January 2018

Nicholas Leonard: Cameron looks for a win -- any win -- as cracks begin to appear

Scotland's flag, the Saltire, was hoisted over Downing Street yesterday in tribute to Andy Murray and the prime minister, David Cameron, was at Wimbledon to watch the final.

Mr Cameron badly needs something to celebrate as the economy goes pear-shaped and the fragile unity of his coalition government is threatened by a vicious inter-party row over reforming the House of Lords.

Six former Conservative cabinet ministers have stepped up the pressure on Mr Cameron to abandon his pledge to the Lib Dems to support Lords reform.

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