Steve Gee

Liberal Democrat Candidate for Epsom & Ewell

  • Steve Gee

    I am your Liberal Democrat Candidate for the General Election.

    This blog gives you my views on current political issues.

    It also covers some Lib Dem
    policies that I think are particularly important.

    Steve

  • Contact Details:

    98 Nork Way,
    Banstead,
    Surrey SM7 1HP.
    01737 362810
    steve@steve4epsom.com

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Archive for the ‘UK Economy’ Category

Thinking of voting Labour? Study this graph:

Posted by Steve Gee on Monday 5 June 2017

[From The Economist quoting data from IFS.]

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The middle has fallen out of British politics

Posted by Steve Gee on Friday 2 June 2017

The leaders of both main parties have turned away from a decades-old vision of an open, liberal country The Economist

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Helping small businesses to grow

Posted by Steve Gee on Tuesday 16 May 2017

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By pursuing a so-called “hard Brexit”, in which the UK would leave the EU’s single market and customs union, the Conservatives have lost the right to call themselves the party of business.

Unlike Labour and the Conservatives, we would stay in the single market. The Conservatives have lost the right to call themselves the party of business. The Liberal Democrats are now.

While the Conservatives focus on giving tax cuts to giant corporations, our focus is on small businesses seeking to grow.

A Lib Dem government would expand the state-owned British Business Bank to make it easier for firms to borrow. It would also review the system of business rates in England and Wales, whose revaluation earlier this year angered many businesses which were left facing bill rises of more than £1,000.

Many firms are struggling to borrow to invest and that is suffocating an economy being propped up on consumer spending.

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Nick Clegg: Conservative plans to tackle deficit are “a con”

Posted by Steve Gee on Monday 5 January 2015

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Nick Clegg

Opening his first press conference of 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has branded Conservative plans to tackle the deficit “a con” as he continues to distance the Liberal Democrats from their coalition partners ahead of the general election in May.

The Liberal Democrat Leader accused the Conservatives of “reverting to type as the election approaches, unveiling posters saying we should stay on ‘the road to a stronger economy’. We should. But they don’t plan to stay on the road, they want to stray far from it.”

“They’re trying to sell you an ideological approach to cuts to public services packaged up as continuity. It’s a con. It’s like a mobile phone salesman offering to renew your existing contract and then cutting the amount of calls you can make.”

“They have made a choice to remorselessly cut the money for public services even after the deficit has been eliminated. And their cuts will be even deeper because they have committed to £7 billion of unfunded tax cuts and will not ask for a single penny more in tax from the very wealthy.”

“That’s not sticking to the plan. That is a new plan to shelter the very wealthy and impose unnecessary cuts to public services.”

At the same time, he warned that Labour represent a “clear and present danger to the recovery. Their economic policy consists of huge borrowing and total denial about their responsibility for what happened last time.”

“Don’t fall for it. Labour and Tory majorities would be a massive risk to our economy and our public services.”

“The Liberal Democrats will borrow less than Labour and cut less than the Conservatives.”

“A strong coalition government, with Liberal Democrats anchoring it in the centre ground and not lurching to the extremes of left or right, remains the best way to make sure we finish the job and finish it fairly.”

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