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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The Liberal Democrats will finish the job and finish it fairly (continued)

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg said:

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Nick Clegg

“The Liberal Democrats are the only party capable of building both a stronger economy and a fairer society.

“We will finish the job of balancing the books but we will finish the job fairly.

“It is incomprehensible to most people that you would try to balance the books without asking for a contribution from the wealthiest people in our country.

“The Liberal Democrat plans are for a bigger tax contribution from those who can afford to pay – the wealthiest individuals and big businesses which are not always paying their fair share.

“We do not wish to raise the tax burden on those on low and middle incomes, which is why our plans do not involve any increase in the rates of income tax, NICs and VAT.

“In fact, we want to cut the taxes of those on low and middle incomes, as we have done in the Coalition Government, by further raising the tax-free allowance to £12,500 over the course of the next parliament.

“If public services and the most vulnerable in society are to be protected, then the wealthiest and big business will have to pay their fair share.

“By taking this measured approach, the Liberal Democrats are able to protect our NHS and education spending from cradle to college.”

Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman, Danny Alexander added:

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Danny Alexander

“The Liberal Democrats have always been clear that when it comes to deficit reduction, we will finish the job – but we will finish it fairly.

“As Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I have ensured that the wealthiest have made the biggest contribution to deficit reduction so far.

“It would be totally wrong to exempt those who have the most from playing a part in getting the job finished.

“We cannot finish the job of deficit reduction and finish it fairly so that we protect vital public services without asking the best off to pay a little more in tax.

“The job can only be finished fairly if those with the broadest shoulders continue to make the largest contribution.

“Ours is a balanced, sensible approach which follows the path we have pursued in the Coalition Government.

“It is an approach that will keep our economic recovery on track, and delivers the balanced budget our country needs without resorting to destructive and unnecessary cuts to spending and welfare.

“When balancing the books, we will stay the course – it is for other parties to lurch left and right.”

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