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Written by Jack Cerf
(3/13/2003 9:40 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A couple of contemporary bankers, penned by Linden
The justification for this kind of coalition government is always that it os above party and will bring all of the best people into office together for the common good. The reality, as Linden notes, is that the members of the MAT were united mostly by their hunger for the fruits of office, of which they had been long deprived because of their unwillingness or inability to work with the late Sir William Pitt. The name was sarcastic, bestowed upon them from the outset by their critics.
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