Tory backwoodsmen are getting terribly exercised about allowing ministers into the meetings of the 1922 Committee.  I take the Groucho Marx view of institution, but that aside, it seems the last time we had a coalition, once again of course at a time on national crisis, Churchill also  arranged for ministers to be allowed in.  It did not seem to dilute the war effort, although the resulting election does not say much for the advice backbenchers gave him.

Now if Cameron had inveigled Clegg in to the meetings …

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