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Nick Clegg - Spring Conference - 8th March 2014The Liberal Democrats are working to build astronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

That's why in Government we have given 24 million people a £700 tax cut, created 1 million jobs and helped 1.5 million apprentices.

That's 5,500 more people in work every working day!

5500 people every working day

We are the only party that can anchor Britain in the centre ground, ensuring we have sustainable growth and equality of opportunity.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy, in government they would drag Britain to the left, borrowing too much, spending too much and risking the recovery.

And the Conservatives can't be trusted to treat people fairly. If Liberal Democrats weren't in Government, the Tories would focus attention on the best-off, let employers fire staff without cause and allow schools to be run for profit.

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.


Recent updates

  • Article: Mar 26, 2015

    A new poster unveiled by the Liberal Democrats shows that a Labour or Conservative government would lurch economic policy dangerously to the left or the right.

    The poster highlights the crossroads facing the British public at the General Election and points to the dangers of leaving Ed Balls or George Osborne in charge of the nation's finances.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has awarded prizes to schools across the country in recognition of the work they are doing to close the gap between rich and poor children.

    The Pupil Premium Awards recognise the success of these schools in helping their most disadvantaged pupils reach their full potential.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Responding to a report on HS2 by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

    "One of the biggest infrastructure projects in a generation should not be jeopardised by short sightedness.

    "Bringing hundreds of thousands of jobs to the North West, HS2 will help to finally address the North - South divide.

    "Those who doubt the project need to think hard about what we would lose if we didn't go ahead with HS2 - 400,000 jobs and £50 billion of economic benefits."

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    Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is launching a new scheme to kick the mental health stigma out of sport.

    Nick is being joined by a network of major sports organisations in blowing the whistle on mental health discrimination in sport.

    For the first time ever a group of organisations including the Rugby Football Union, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Football Association will sign a charter committing to removing the stigma and prejudice around mental health from the pitch to the playground.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    In the final days of this Government Lib Dems are still delivering our agenda against the odds, and against Conservative obstruction.

    Under the coalition government the gender pay gap had fallen to its lowest level, at just under 20 per cent - but this is still 19.1 per cent too high.

    Despite our high levels of women's employment the UK has the 8th highest gender pay gap in the EU.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has said that Labour have no credibility on the economy.

    Responding to Ed Balls' announcement that he would rule out an increase in VAT, Danny said:

    "Labour have no credibility on the economy. Ed Balls might be ruling out a rise in VAT but he can't rule out a rise in National Insurance and already plans to hike Corporation Tax.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2015

    Speaking after today's (Tuesday 24 March) cabinet meeting, Nick said that the coalition has been a historic government, one formed at a time of national emergency to rescue an economy on the brink of disaster.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2015

    In a speech to students at King's College Liberal Democrat Justice Minister Simon Hughes explains how Liberal Democrats go into the election with a clear principled position on human rights.

    Unlike the Conservatives who want to pick and choose human rights, Liberal Democrats believe strongly in individual freedoms and protecting human rights.

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    Article: Mar 23, 2015

    New evidence shows that the gap between rich and poor children in schools is narrowing thanks to the Pupil Premium delivered by Liberal Democrats in government.

    The Pupil Premium provides schools with their share of £2.5bn a year to support the most disadvantaged pupils.

    Liberal Democrats believe that a child's success at school and future aspirations should not be determined by their parents' wealth.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that Benjamin Netanyahu's promise not to agree to the creation of an independent Palestinian state is "alarming."

    Speaking on his weekly radio show on LBC, Nick described the Israeli prime minister's election pledge as "extremely worrying".