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Nick Clegg - Spring Conference - 8th March 2014The Liberal Democrats are working to build astronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

That's why in Government we have given 24 million people a £700 tax cut, created 1 million jobs and helped 1.5 million apprentices.

That's 5,500 more people in work every working day!

5500 people every working day

We are the only party that can anchor Britain in the centre ground, ensuring we have sustainable growth and equality of opportunity.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy, in government they would drag Britain to the left, borrowing too much, spending too much and risking the recovery.

And the Conservatives can't be trusted to treat people fairly. If Liberal Democrats weren't in Government, the Tories would focus attention on the best-off, let employers fire staff without cause and allow schools to be run for profit.

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.


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  • Article: Sep 20, 2014
    By Richard Church in Liberal Democrat Voice

    Ed Miliband has to concede that home rule for Scotland must mean that Scottish MP's should no longer vote on English only matters. Not to do so would be unreasonable, unfair, and also deeply unpopular in England. It would give the Tories the biggest stick they could wish for to beat Labour with up and down England in May next year.

  • John Marriott
    Article: Sep 20, 2014
    By Cllr John Marriott - Lincoln, Sleaford and North Hykeham

    Whatever your views may have been about the Scottish Referendum, if you are a real supporter of democracy you cannot fail to have been impressed by the passions it generated on both sides, producing, as it did, average voter turnouts in the high eighties, the highest in these islands since the 1951 General Election. If we could only achieve half these figures in our local elections. Indeed, we are lucky if turnouts in recent General Elections come anywhere near to the figures on 18 September north of the border.

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    Article: Sep 20, 2014
    By George Smid - Chair Corby

    So the Scottish referendum was a victory for democracy. And on Friday the police had to keep Yes and No supporters apart in Glasgow. Of course Glasgow voted Yes and its antipode Edinburgh voted No. Emotions run high.

    The Scottish referendum was a victory for further devolution as well - not only for Scotland but for all of the UK. But the question of devolution has to parts - what to devolve, and how far to devolve. Already there is an open feeling that Scotland has preferential treatment in what devolved powers were promised to her. And the Glasgow clash shows that the devolution itself should have limits - nobody is arguing that 'the majority' of Glasgow wanted independence and therefore Glasgow should go it alone. Fortunately. History is full of examples of splinter groups, too small on their own, declaring 'independence'.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014

    After a momentous day, the Liberal Democrats are delighted that Scotland has decided to remain in the UK. This is an exciting time as now we can start delivering more powers to Scotland.

    Commenting on the results, Nick Clegg said:

    "I'm absolutely delighted the Scottish people have taken this momentous decision to safeguard our family of nations for future generations.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014
    In Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats are seeking a highly motivated candidate with proven campaign and fund-raising skills to push forward the Party's election agenda in the East Midlands.

    Working with the Regional Campaign Chair and with the Federal Election and Skills Team, the successful candidate will provide expert guidance to local Parties, support regional media and press, co-ordinate key volunteers, deliver training and lead regional fundraising initiatives.

    This highly rewarding job is seen as crucial to retaining and gaining strategic and key seats.

    You are advised to read the full Job and Person Specification before applying for this post.

    Salary: £23,000-26,000 pa (+ 8% Pension Contribution)

    Fixed-term to end June 2015

    Closing date: Monday 29 September 2014

    Please direct queries & applications to Rehan Shafiq (HR) on rehan.shafiq@libdems.org.uk.

  • kennedy c
    Article: Sep 17, 2014

    The Scottish independence referendum is tomorrow Thursday 18 September If we lose the vote there are no second chances.

    Together, our family of nations has achieved great things. I don't want Scotland to walk away from all we have achieved together. From everything that we have built without borders.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2014

    Watch as Nick Clegg takes your questions live on LBC for this week's Call Clegg.

    Transcript

    This is LBC Call Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg takes your calls with Nick Ferrari at Breakfast. Call 0345 6060973 tweet at lbc973 text 84850. This is Call Clegg on LBC.

    NC: It's 9 o'clock on Wednesday 17 September. And obviously because of the Scottish referendum vote tomorrow we're bringing the Nick Clegg on LBC, Call Clegg programme today on Wednesday rather than Thursday. So I'm taking your questions for the next half an hour or so, do get in touch on 0345 6060973 or email at nickclegg@lbc.co.uk and of course, as ever you can watch on the website, lbc.co.uk. First caller Jo in Cheshunt. Hello Jo.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2014
    By Shirley Williams in The Guardian - Comment is Free

    England and Wales need to harness the civic spirit seen in the Scottish independence referendum and devolve powers to the regions

    The Scottish independence referendum, whichever side one is on, has demonstrated the civic spirit of this country. Engaging in a mobile debate on the main street of Dunfermline or Inverness, hearing a heartfelt plea for the union from a 15-year-old schoolboy speaker at the town hall of Kirkwall, in Orkney, forceful comments on trains and trams, are testimony to the rebirth of democratic politics. Turnout at this passionate election may well exceed 80%, a figure not reached in general elections for over five decades.

  • Article: Sep 17, 2014

    The latest unemployment figures from the ONS have been released showing a fall by 146,000, lowering the total unemployment count to 2.02 million.

    The figures released today show that unemployment has fallen to 6.2%, the lowest rate in six years.

    Business Secretary Vince Cable called today's positive labour market figures "no accident" and said that the Liberal Democrats in Government were delivering the recovery fairly.