Simon Hughes: some Tories think they are born to rule -
May 7, 2012
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Lib Dem deputy leader says Tories must stick by coalition agreement and not act as if they had outright majority The Liberal Democrat deputy leader, Simon Hughes, has accused Tories of acting as if they were "born to rule". In a further sign of tensions between the coalition partners, Hughes said Conservatives must stick by their agreements – including reform of the House of Lords. Since last week's drubbing for the coalition parties in the local government elections, Tory MPs have been lining up to demand changes in government policy complaining the Lib Dems have too much influence. However, Hughes said the Conservatives needed to remember that they failed to secure an overall majority at the general election and they needed Lib Dem support in order to form a government with a working majority. "I know that Tories would have liked to have won the general election, but they didn't. They didn't get a majority and they haven't had a majority for many elections," he told BBC Radio 4's...