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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.


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  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats believe that no matter who you are, where you come from and what your circumstances, no one should be denied the opportunity to fulfill their potential.Â

    In order to build a fairer society, we must break down the unfair divisions in our society and in government again, Liberal Democrats will ensure that disabled people get the support and help they need.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have announced a £150m package for the 6.5 million carers across Britain who support their loved ones that are older, disabled or seriously ill.

    The new measures form part of the party's Disability Manifesto.

    Approximately 1 in every 8 adults provide care, unpaid for family and friends.

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    Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has warned that Britain may be sleepwalking into a right-wing Government.

    In a speech at the National Liberal Club, Nick said the threat of a dangerous rabble of Conservatives, UKIP and the DUP holding the balance of power on May 8 loomed large.

    Nick's comments came as the Liberal Democrats outlined plans to end the era of public sector pay restraint and offer wages which would keep pace with the cost of living.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have pledged to put Britain's thriving creative industries at the heart of future plans for economic growth.

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    Article: Apr 22, 2015

    Liberal Democrats will guarantee public sector pay increases by at least the rate of inflation.

    Nick Clegg said public sector workers deserve to see light at the end of the tunnel after five years of pay restraint and to feel the benefits of economic recovery.

    Liberal Democrats will ensue employees in the public sector are no longer subject to real term cuts in their pay from the first full year of the next parliament.

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    Article: Apr 21, 2015

    Commenting on reports that the Chilcot Report may not be published until 2016, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman Tim Farron said:

    "In 2003 Britain was led by the Labour Party with Conservative support into a war with Iraq which many people in our country believe was illegal.

    "The speculation that Sir John Chilcot's report into the Iraq War may now not be published until 2016 is deeply concerning.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2015

    Remember to make your volunteers welcome, and to put their generously-given time to the best use, writes Mark Pack.

    Probably only older activists now remember Pat Wainwright, the doyenne of the front of house at Parliamentary by-elections for years. She was brilliant at meeting you like a long lost friend (even if you'd only met once before, half-hidden behind a pile of leaflets) and shepherding you out of the door with something useful to do as quickly as possible.

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    Article: Apr 21, 2015

    Liberal Democrats have set out a package of measure to help rural areas thrive.

    The plans set out by Nick Clegg in a Countryside Charter will create more than 300,000 new jobs and ensure people living in rural areas have access to the facilities they need to prosper.

    The Charter includes measures to improve high speed internet provisions in rural areas, keep local services open and secure the future of the farming industry.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2015

    The era of the single party government is over, and it is only the Liberal Democrats who will add a heart to a Conservative government and a brain to a Labour one.

    Last week, we launched our manifesto, and it's a manifesto that has decency, tolerance and generosity at its very heart.

    Our priorities, which we have set out on the front page, include: balancing the budget fairly, giving opportunity to every child, fairer taxes, quality healthcare for all and a pledge to protect the environment.

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    Article: Apr 20, 2015

    Labour's green plans are a last minute attempt to grab green headlines.

    In opposition, Labour have been silent on green issues and no one should be fooled by their new promises.

    Labour should be judged by their record which is more Brown than green.

    They lobbied for a third runway at Heathrow, pushed a new coal power plant at Kingsnorth and left office with renewables contributing just five per cent of energy supply.