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Clegg will paralyze UK: Cameron
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:03:06 GMT
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Tory leader David Cameron accuse the Liberal Democrats of 'holding the country to ransom.'
Tory leader David Cameron has taken a swipe at the Liberal Democrats, arguing that their support for a hung government would "hold the country to ransom".

With the UK general election scheduled to be held in nine days, Cameron of the Conservative Party dashed hopes of the Liberal Democrats for forming a coalition government with the Tories should a hung parliament come to power on May 6 election.

The Tory leader portrayed his contender Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats as the main threat to his party's hopes of winning an overwhelming majority, accusing Clegg of trying to "hold the country to ransom” by supporting a proportional voting system.

Cameron added that Clegg was "only interested in one thing" and that would result in a "permanent hung parliament".

The Tory leader's remarks is due to be aired tomorrow night on a mock election broadcast, featuring Nick Clegg lookalike standing in front of the House of Commons as the Hung Parliament party leader, vowing to "paralyze" Britain.

The move came as the Liberal Democratic Party leader balked at his earlier promise not to join forces with the Labour Party if it came third on the Election Day.

Meanwhile, the Conservatives have repeatedly cautioned the electorate that a vote for Clegg would pave the way for Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the Labour to remain in power.

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