Vince pushes the ‘mansion tax’ – could the Tories yet be persuaded to take tax reform seriously?

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2012

Shock! Horror! Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable advocates Lib Dem manifesto policy! The Telegraph today reports that Vince’s policy — which would levy a 1% annual charge on all properties valued above £2 million — is still on the table as the Coalition writes its second budget: Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, […]

LDVideo: Nick Clegg on the benefits cap – “Work should always pay”

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2012

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg appeared on BBC1′s Andrew Marr show this morning, and stuck up for the Coalition policy that there should be a £500 a week benefit cap: “It surely can’t be fair, can’t be right, that you can be earning more on benefits than someone going out and earning £35,000, which is […]

On “locking horns” with the Telegraph’s Cristina Odone

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2012

I noted yesterday how the Telegraph had been forced to retract its false claim that Chris Huhne had tried to plunge Michael Gove into trouble by leaking his let-taxpayers-fund-the-new-royal-yacht letter. Today’s Independent covers the resulting row, while Matthew Bell’s diary (…)

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