LDVideo: Nick speaks about launch of Lib Dem tax plans

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2009

Here for LDV readers’ delectation is Nick Clegg speaking to camera just after launching the Lib Dems’ tax proposals for the next election: tax cuts for millions of people paid for by closing tax loopholes, making polluters pay and introducing a mansion tax on homes worth over £2m.

PS to the Lib Dem video production team […]

Vince’s revamped Mansion Tax gets ‘twumbs-up’ from Susan Kramer

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2009

Ever since the Lib Dems shadow chancellor Vince Cable launched his proposed Mansion Tax on an unsuspecting world in September, there has been a suspicion that neighbouring Richmond Lib Dem MP Susan Kramer – who faces a tough battle against trustafarian Tory Zac Goldsmith – was, how shall we put this?, a little less than […]

Zac Goldsmith’s non-dom tax status: your LDV reader

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2009

Plenty of coverage – both in the national media and on Lib Dem blogs – of the Sunday Times’ revelations that multimillionaire Tory candidate for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith has ‘non-dom’ status to avoid paying tax in the UK on any of his offshore wealth.
Here’s what Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, Lib Dem Treasury […]

Nick Clegg announces new Lib Dem tax policies with emphasis on fairness

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2009

As I write, Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are setting out the framework of ‘the party’s tax policies, the philosophical basis that underpins them and the contrast between the Liberal Democrats’ policies and those of the other two parties.’
This has been well trailed in the media this morning, with Nick conducting a series of […]

Those Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q3, 2009)

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2009

The Electoral Commission has published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties this week, and its website allow us to gain a picture of the Lib Dems’ fundraising efforts over the years. Below is the full breakdown of cash and non-cash donations received by quarter since 2005, and annually between 2001 and […]

Daily View 2×2: 30 November 2009

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2009

Welcome to a new week, and the anniversary of the end of the invasion of Iraq … first time round, that is – Operation Desert Storm officially finished in 1995. And happy birthday to David Mamet, Billy Idol, Lorraine Kelly and Gary Lineker and Gael García Bernal. On with the day …
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