Tories and Lib Dems to meet again

Conservative and Liberal Democrat negotiating teams are to meet again within the next 24 hours following more than five and a half hours of discussions in Whitehall, it was announced tonight.

Shadow foreign secretary William Hague emerged from the Cabinet Office to say that they would be briefing their respective leaders on what he described as “very positive and productive” negotiations.

As the meeting broke up Conservative sources disclosed that David Cameron had spoken again by telephone to Nick Clegg following their 70 minute face-to-face talks last night in Whitehall.

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