LONDON Feb 17 The leader of the Britain's
Liberal Democrats, the junior partner in Prime Minister David
Cameron's coalition government, has hinted at forming a future
coalition government with the Labour party after the 2015
Polls show the election will be close with Labour currently
leading Cameron's Conservatives by around 4 to 7 percentage
points. If none of the parties win an overall majority of seats,
the Liberal Democrats could hold the balance of power.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Britain's deputy prime
minister, said Ed Miliband's opposition Labour party had
realised it might have to share power after 2015.
"There's nothing like the prospect of reality in an election
to get politicians to think again and the Labour party, which is
a party unused to sharing power with others, is realising that
it might have to," Clegg said in an interview with the BBC.
Clegg said that if there was a Labour-Liberal Democrat
coalition government, his party would "absolutely insist that
government would not break the bank," the BBC reported.
"I think the Conservative party has changed quite
dramatically since we entered into coalition with them. They've
become much more ideological, they've returned much more to a
lot of their familiar theme tunes," Clegg was quoted as saying
by the Guardian newspaper.