Thursday, 6 February 2014

Stronger Economy And A Fairer Society

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to anchor Britain in the centre ground by building a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.

That’s why in Government we have:
1.       Fixed the mess left by Labour. We have:
a.       reduced the deficit by a third
b.      kept interest rates down
c.       helped business create over a million jobs

Eased the squeeze on household budgets by:

  • cutting income tax by £700 for 24m people
  • giving every 5, 6 and 7 year old a free school meal daily
  • giving 15 hours free child care to all 3 and 4 year olds and 40% of 2 year olds
  • freezing fuel duty
  • delivering the biggest ever cash rise in the state pension

Voters face three choices in the coming election. A left-wing Labour party, a right-wing Tory party or a liberal party of the centre ground. Neither Labour nor the Tories can be trusted to govern Britain from the centre ground.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy. In Government, they borrowed and borrowed and nearly bankrupted Britain. Now they want to borrow even more, putting everyone at risk all over again.

The Tories can’t be trusted to treat people fairly or protect your freedoms. That's why we have blocked Tory plans in Government to:
1.       Allow bosses to fire staff for no reason.
2.       Let local schools be run for profit.
3.       Introduce a ‘snoopers’ charter’ that would force internet service providers to keep records of all your texts and emails.

Now, with your support, we want to keep building a stronger economy and a fairer society by:
1.       Increasing our income tax cut for low and middle earners by lifting the point at which you start paying from £10,000 to £12,500 a year, saving 24m people another £500.
2.       Helping business create a million more jobs by promoting apprenticeships, giving financial support to promising businesses, protecting the science budget to drive innovation and cutting business tax.

Let's never go back to the way things were, because Labour can't be trusted with your money and the Tories can't be trusted to treat people fairly.

Only the Liberal Democrats in government can be trusted to anchor Britain in the centre ground and build a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.