Posted by Alex Honeker on Wednesday, September 23, 2009
UK The Liberal Democrat Conference on Tuesday backed the party's programme for the upcoming general election titled "A Fresh Start for Britain: Choosing a Different, Better Future." The main policy items present in the plan are:
- Investing in green jobs and fighting climate change - Cutting taxes for people on low and middle incomes, funded by closing loopholes for the wealthy and green taxes - Breaking up the banks to prevent them taking risks which threaten the whole economy - Investing in education, cutting student debt and investing in training and jobs for young people - Cleaning up Westminster by reforming expenses and donations, and ensuring every vote counts
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said about the plan: “We need to build a fair society and a green economy, with opportunities for all our children, especially those from deprived backgrounds. This document sets out those priorities. They are the building blocks for our General Election manifesto. Building a fair society. Building a new, stable, green economy. And a fresh start for politics, free of corruption, shifting power to the people."