Bad Manners

British Coalition Shows Discord

Britain's coalition government, which married two parties that never had too much in common, is showing its dysfunction now as prominent members of the Liberal Democrat party have been caught on recording saying that the Conservative party leadership, including Prime Minister David Cameron, can't be trusted. In secret recordings made by The Daily Telegraph, one Liberal Democrat minister complained that top Tory official George Osborne, the man responsible for keeping Britain's books, is out of touch with the common man. "Some of them just have no experiences of how ordinary people live," the minister said. Another sniped, "I don't want you to trust David Cameron."