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Nick Clegg: Four priorities for a fairer Britain

March 5, 2010 9:16 PM
Nick Clegg (Photo: Alex Folkes/Fishnik Photography)

Nick Clegg has spoken about the Lib Dems' four priorities for a fairer Britain. (Photo: Alex Folkes/Fishnik Photography)

Nick Clegg has spoken to the Birmingham Post about the Liberal Democrats' priorities for a fairer Britain: "Fair taxes, which means no tax on the first £10,000 you earn. Smaller class sizes. A complete change in the way we run our economy. And cleaning out the rotten state of politics in Westminster, giving people for instance in Birmingham the right to sack their MPs if those MPs have been shown to be corrupt."

Nick Clegg was speaking to the Birmingham Post in advance of the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in Birmingham on 12-14 March 2010. The full interview is available online at: http://www.birminghampost.net/news/politics-news/2010/03/05/liberal-democrats-could-hold-the-balance-of-power-after-general-election-65233-25972668/

Liberal Democrat priorities:

  • Fairer Taxes - raising the tax threshold so that no one pays of penny of income tax for the first £10,000 they earn
  • A fair chance for every child - Smaller class sizes and one-to-one tuition to give every pupil a fair start in life.
  • Reforming Britain's economy - This includes investment in public transport, renewable energy and energy efficient homes to kick-start the economy and boost manufacturing.
  • Cleaning up politics - including allowing voters to recall MPs who are guilty of corruption or cheating on expenses.

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