UK coalition govt marks first 100 days | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 19, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 19, 2010

UK coalition govt marks first 100 days

Britain's coalition government marked its first 100 days yesterday with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg claiming it had surprised many with action not paralysis, though sweeping cuts are to come.
When May's inconclusive general election produced an unlikely alliance between the centre-right Conservatives and Clegg's centrist Liberal Democrats, many observers predicted its wheels would soon seize up and it would collapse.
But Clegg claimed the new government had already unveiled more reforms than the previous Labour government did under Tony Blair, then Gordon Brown.
"I think we hit the ground running, I think we have actually introduced more reforms in 100 days than the last government did in 13 years -- political reforms, to improve the NHS (National Health Service), to improve schools, changes to the tax systems and to pensions -- these are things that I am really proud of," Clegg told GMTV television.
However, he said what mattered most was what Britain's first coalition government since World War II would have achieved in five years' time.

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