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The markets need stable government

by derekdeedman on 25 April, 2015

Market stability / IFS report / Tory manifesto for England Stronger Economy. Fairer Society. Opportunity for Everyone The Liberal Democrats have released a dossier that shows businesses, the City and markets all fear an economic lurch to the right or left. The document contains evidence from Britain’s investment banks, rating agencies and economists expressing fears […]

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Liberal Democrats launch Disability Manifesto

by derekdeedman on 23 April, 2015

Liberal Democrats believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your circumstances, no one should be denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential. In order to build a fairer society, we must break down the unfair divisions in our society and in government again, Liberal Democrats will ensure that disabled […]

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The Liberal Democrat Local Election Manifesto launched

by derekdeedman on 23 April, 2015

The 2015 Liberal Democrat Local Election Manifesto is designed to show the relevant parts of the Lib Dem manifesto, launched last week, that affect local government. Some of the highlights: Economy and Growth: Devolved economic decision-making Open up public procurement to SMEs & voluntary sector Extend business rates review to consider Land Value Taxation More & […]

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No more pay cuts for Britain’s public sector workers

by derekdeedman on 23 April, 2015

Liberal Democrats will guarantee public sector pay increases by at least the rate of inflation. Nick Clegg said public sector workers deserve to see light at the end of the tunnel after five years of pay restraint and to feel the benefits of economic recovery. Liberal Democrats will ensue employees in the public sector are […]

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Beware BLUKIP!

by derekdeedman on 17 April, 2015

Everyone knows that David Cameron and Ed Miliband won’t win this general election out right. The prospect of a left-wing alliance between Labour and the SNP has been well covered. What’s equally possible is an alliance that will drag Britain further and further to the right: BLUKIP – a bloc of right-wingers from UKIP, the […]

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You may have seen overnight that the Conservatives have claimed to have “matched” our £8bn spending commitment on the NHS.Let this be clear. This commitment from the Tories is completely unfunded, so it is no commitment at all. Unlike the Lib Dems, the Tories have not set out at all how they will finance the […]

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Liberal Democrats have announced plans for a new Help to Rent scheme to support young workers move out of their family home and into a rented property. Research shows that around two million young working adults still live with their parents despite being in paid work. Rising rental costs mean that many young workers can’t […]

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Labour’s non dom tax plans Labour had thirteen years in government to make rich non-doms pay their fair share, yet failed spectacularly to do anything about it. Non-dom numbers exploded under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, more than doubling when Ed Miliband was an adviser in the Treasury. It’s clear that non-dom status is open […]

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Liberal Democrats have unveiled plans to establish a £2.5bn “Care Closer to Home” fund to help people stay healthier for longer and avoid hospital admissions. Under our manifesto plans, we would invest £500m a year to safeguard the NHS by providing care to people in their own homes, GP surgeries, care homes and community clinics. […]

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Fair taxes: achieved. The income tax allowance as in fact increased by even more – and this was all achieved despite the Conservatives saying it wasn’t possible. Overall taxes on the richest have gone up (by £381,000 in total during this Parliament for someone earning £1m a year) whilst millions of low paid have been […]

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