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  • "Cameron's got them over a barrel," Mr. Fielding said of Mr. Clegg's Liberal Democrats because they joined the coalition as a junior party and need time in government to establish political credibility.

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  • But Mr. Fielding said that "however embarrassed and humiliated" the Liberal Democrats may feel by the direction of the government, they left themselves "no alternative" but to go along with it by agreeing to form the coalition after finishing third in the last national election.

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