British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg exposed coalition tensions over Europe on Sunday when he said he was "bitterly disappointed" by the outcome of the European Union summit and had told Prime Minister David Cameron it was "bad for Britain".&n
Britain's Liberal Democrats slumped in local elections and were set to lose a referendum on electoral reform on Friday after voters punished the junior coalition party for its role in a deficit-cutting government.
Britain's two big rival political forces planned to resume wooing the smaller Liberal Democrats on Tuesday after Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he would step aside to try to keep his Labour Party in power.
Brown's announcement disrupted
The Liberal Democrats, the perennial third party in British politics, topped a pre-election opinion poll on Monday after a strong television performance from their leader brought a surprise surge in support.
The centrist Lib Dems and their