Category Archives: Coalition Government

Willie Rennie takes up Bedroom Tax issue with Danny Alexander

“I am in constant dialogue (with the UK Government) because I’ve gathered evidence myself, I’ve seen people who are going to be affected by this. I’ll be working to make sure people are not hurt.” So said Scottish Lib Dem … Continue reading

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I just have to remember that the Downing Street press conference was not for my benefit…

Most people like politicians who behave like grown ups, governments where they spend time getting things done rather than fight with each other.  To be fair, I like that too. And for all our worries about some of the things … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg needs an occasional kick up the backside…

Ooh, it’s all kicking off at Liberal Democrat Voice today as two daily editors, Paul Walter and Nick Thornsby debate the Coalition, the reshuffle and Nick Clegg’s leadership. Paul argues that he can’t support the Coalition or Nick Clegg’s leadership … Continue reading

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Reshuffle guesses

I thought I’d dust off the old crystal ball and take some shots in the dark about what might happen in the Cabinet Reshuffle. I have absolutely no basis in fact, whispers or otherwise for what I’m about to say, … Continue reading

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Have the Liberal Democrats really cut Income Tax?

Well, yes, of course we have. And it is us – remember, Tory manifesto = tax cuts for rich dead people and those in possession of a marriage certificate, Lib Dem manifesto = tax cuts for lowest and middle earners. … Continue reading

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Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce to be charged with perverting the course of justice

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, has just announced that Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne and his former wife VIcky Pryce will be charged with perverting the course of justice. They will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court … Continue reading

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Paul Waugh gives more examples of Lib Dems stopping Tories doing their worst

It will come as no surprise to anyone that the Lib Dems favour tax cuts for the poorest over the rich – that’s why we’ve taken almost a million people out of tax in Government with the raising of the … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg stops the Tories giving employers right to fire at will

The Guardian reports today that Nick Clegg has put his foot down to stop the Tories from proceeding any further with the daft recommendations in the report by a venture capitalist, Adam Beecroft.  The Beecroft plan would have made it … Continue reading

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What would David Cameron have answered on women if it hadn’t been for the Liberal Democrats?

When Labour MP for Ashfield and former GMTV political correspondent Gloria de Piero asked David Cameron  at PMQs last week why women were “significantly more negative about the Government than men”, the PM gave this reply. When you are making … Continue reading

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Pickled priorities – fixing something that ain’t broke while the poorest struggle

I haven’t had much time for blogging these last few days, but rest assured that I have been frothing at the mouth over the announcement by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles that he’s found £250 million to enable Councils in England … Continue reading

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