Lord Adonis
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Coalition government support falls in UK over 12 months

Lord Adonis quoted Britain's former PM Benjamin Disraeli saying "England does not love coalitions" as he explained a poll showing less support for coalition government.

The peer, who has studied the coalition's first year in power, explained how some European countries have given a bigger portfolio to their deputy prime minister than Nick Clegg has.

A poll published by the Institute for Government found on the eve of the general election last year 55% of people thought coalitions were a bad thing, but that has now risen to 63%.

Lord Adonis also have his view on David Laws, a Lib Dem MP, who helped bring the coalition together, but has since been suspended from Parlaiment for a week.

More from the DAILY POLITICS

Twitter with the DAILY POLITICS

Go to next video: Who wants coalition birthday cake?