• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:51 GMT, Monday, 20 September 2010 08:51 UK

Ashdown: Benefits of coalition 'outweigh risks'

Advertisement

Nick Clegg is to reassure Liberal Democrats who have raised doubts about the coalition, promising it will "put the country on a better path" in his speech at the party conference.

Former party leader Lord Ashdown told the programme that he had backed the coalition "right from the start".

"We do not yet know how this will play out," he said.

"If the Liberal Democrats had not gone into coalition the consequences for the party would have been worse, the risk for our party would have been greater, the benefit for our country would have been fantastically diminished".


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific