Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cameron faces Coalition civil war

David Cameron is struggling to contain civil war in the Coalition following a painful setback in local elections for both Government parties.

Last night the Prime Minister was warned to rein in ‘wind turbine Toryism’ as senior Conservative MPs prepared to publish an alternative programme for Government, demanding more radical tax and spending policies.

Seeking to draw a line under the Government’s most turbulent period, Mr Cameron admitted the polls took place against a ‘difficult national backdrop’ but insisted ministers were doing the ‘right thing for our country’.

However he faces an immediate challenge from senior figures on the Right of his party who want him to stand up to the Liberal Democrats.

They plan to unveil an alternative Queen’s Speech within days, setting out 20 Bills they argue would kickstart the faltering economy and boost Conservative support. Read More