Archive for danny alexander
We very nearly got a Mansion Tax in this Parliament. It was only David Cameron's decision to over-ride George Osborne that blocked it.
The Lib Dems say they will cut the deficit with a trio of wealth taxes, not by hitting the poor with welfare cuts.
Tolls on the Severn Bridge would be scrapped if the Liberal Democrats are in government after next year's general election, the party said.
Clegg: we must axe bedroom tax
Whilst the failed Oakeshott plot may have strengthened Nick Clegg’s position as party leader, it still leaves the party with some major questions over policy and strategy in the wake of the European and local elections.
"We've got to the stage where employing someone not born in the UK, is now considered a political scandal. Depressing."
During a Q+A session at the Liberal Democrat conference in York, Nick Clegg repeated his usual support for increasing the income tax allowance to £12,500, which is what someone on the minimum wage earns in a full time job. This time, however, he slipped in an intriguing caveat. That he thought the party’s target should […]
Putting the Autumn Statement, with its decisions by Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander, under the microscope – and discovering what Christmas present Simon Hughes got for party members. That’s what you got with Liberal Democrat Newswire #42 when it hit email inboxes last week. It’s now also available online to read here. If you would […]
Watch Danny Alexander's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.
Whether or not to debate the state of the economy, and if so at what length and using whose motion, has been the cause of some strife recently in the world of Liberal Democrat federal party conferences. The party’s leadership has cannily submitted its own economy motion for September’s autumn conference – recognising that trying […]