Independent Newspaper Endorses Britain’s Coalition Government

“This title casts no vote. But we prize strong, effective government, consider nationalism guilty until proven innocent, and say that if the present coalition is to get another chance, we hope it is much less conservative, and much more liberal,” U.K.’s Independent newspaper, owned by Evgeny Lebedev, says in editoral. * History will record Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg as “the man who turned a party of protest into one of government” * A Labour and SNP partnership “will harm Britain’s fragile democracy” * NOTE: The Sun, Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail endorsed governing Conservatives; Mirror and Guardian backed opposition Labour party * NOTE: At the last election, the paper endorsed the Liberal Democrats and encouraged tactical anti-Tory voting

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