Good news for our environment as the Liberal Democrats have forced Chancellor George Osborne to back down on his plans to weaken action to tackle climate change. … Read the full post »
Read about George Osborne, Conservative Member of Parliament for Tatton (2001-2017) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (2010-2016).
A great biography of him is George Osborne: The Austerity Chancellor by Janan Ganesh.
An urgent change in the law must be introduced to ensure that fines of at least £100,000 are imposed on employers who exploit workers by paying below the national minimum wage, Liberal Democrat President Tim Farron said. … Read the full post »
An interesting snippet from Vince Cable’s speech yesterday at the Social Liberal Forum conference on how we nearly got a Mansion Tax. … Read the full post »
Joining Tom Clark this week: the Guardian’s data journalist and polling expert James Ball, our political correspondent Juliette Jowit and Lib Dem Voice editor Mark Pack. … Read the full post »
Monday should see the government publish details of how it will respond to the Dilnot Commission and improve the way people pay for care in their old age. … Read the full post »
Here are my first thoughts on the Autumn Statement 2012, with a mix of tweets and retweets, including reaction to the further increase in the income tax allowance. … Read the full post »
Back in 2008 when Lynne Featherstone and other Liberal Democrats first started making a serious push to get the rules of royal succession changed by… … Read the full post »
In a boost to the Liberal Democrat campaign for fairer taxes, a new poll has found 57% of the public back a mansion tax on houses worth £1m and over. … Read the full post »
Nick Clegg: Nothing in detail has been agreed on further cuts or savings to, to welfare. … Read the full post »
“We are not going to have a mansion tax, or a new tax that is a percentage value of people’s properties” – George Osborne. … Read the full post »