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Call for 10-year coalition pact

David Cameron and Nick Clegg should bind their parties into an electoral pact by the end of the year, according to a close political ally of the Prime Minister.

Conservative MP Nick Boles warns that unless the two parties form a ten year-programme for the government, MPs will look to "bolt" from the coalition when they are faced with the electoral consequences of its "harsh but necessary measures".

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