Who Rules the UK?

10.18.121:49 PM ET

LONDON - OCTOBER 18: British Prime Minister David Cameron visits a building site in Victoria, where he met a number of apprentices on October 18, 2012 in London, England. The UK's largest commercial property company, Land Securities began work on the site following a change to planning laws this week. Cameron hailed the construction project as proof of the coalition's commitment to cutting planning red tape and said it would support thousands of jobs in the construction industry. The visit coincided with the Government introducing the Growth and Infrastructure Bill to Parliament.  (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
David Cameron visits a building site in Victoria, where he met a number of apprentices on October 18, 2012 in London, England. (Jeremy Selwyn/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Fraser Nelson explains the current state of Britain's Conservative-Liberal coalition in The Spectator, quoting a newly promoted cabinet minister: "The glue that binds both of us together is fear of the electorate."