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Danny Alexander

There’s nothing embarrassing about employing immigrants

9 March 2014 , ,
"We've got to the stage where employing someone not born in the UK, is now considered a political scandal. Depressing."
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An intriguing answer from Nick Clegg suggests something is afoot with minimum wage

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 […]
Danny Alexander

Liberal Democrat Newswire 42 is out: analysing the Autumn Statement

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 […]
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VIDEO: Danny Alexander wants to tax the rich, not the poor

18 September 2013 , , ,
Watch Danny Alexander's speech to the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.
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The economy motion to be debated at Lib Dem Autumn conference

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 […]
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Good news on childcare as Clegg & Alexander block Tory tax plans

18 January 2013 ,
From The Times [£]: Generous tax breaks to help working parents to pay for childcare have been scuppered by the Liberal Democrats… The plans have been abandoned because wealthier families would benefit the most. Mothers earning less than £8,105 do not pay tax and so would not be eligible, while thousands who receive tax credits […]

Danny Alexander fronts… a Liberal Democrat policy

13 January 2013 , ,
Danny Alexander sometimes attracts a bit of criticism from party members for the number of times he’s done media appearances where he’s ended up spending much of the time defending Coalition policies which are predominantly Conservative. So good to see him out in the TV studios this morning fronting up a policy that the Liberal [...]
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Lib Dem success: Osborne set to drop plan to end housing benefit for under-25s

The Guardian reports: David Cameron’s plans to end housing benefit for under-25s look set to be omitted from George Osborne’s autumn statement this week after a Lib Dem revolt against more draconian benefit cuts. Government sources suggested that the idea, floated by the prime minister in June as a way to trim a further £2bn […]
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Danny Alexander: Your money, back where it belongs, in your pocket

26 November 2012 ,
Here’s the latest TV mini-film from the Liberal Democrats, featuring Danny Alexander and the fairer tax campaign: You can find out more about the fairer tax campaign, and sign up to support it, at www.FairerTax.org. P.S. Remember, if you are running my campaign buttons, they will be automatically updated to include this new film.
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I rather like this email from Danny Alexander

15 November 2012 , ,
Good combination of subject line (“Cutting your tax bill”) and sender name (“Chief Secretary to the Treasury”) to make you interested? Check. Plain English? Check. Explain why my support is important at this particular moment in time? Check. Sent via professional e-campaigning package that lets you evaluate open rates and the like? Check. One action […]