We all are facing rising prices – food, fuel, communications – in our basic daily needs. Added to this are unaffordable mortgages and escalating debts and we are in real financial trouble. Labour under Gordon Brown as Chancellor and leader has through complacency let house prices crash, inflation rise along with unemployment and they presided over falling growth. Not since the Conservative recession of the 1990s has the outlook for the UK economy looked so bleak. The Conservatives want to look after their pals in big business but will not be there for the working man/woman, the small business man/woman or the vulnerable in society.
It is time for a change!
The Liberal Democrats have set out a clear vision for the future. A vision that will empower people so that they can live better lives, so the country can get out of debt, so we can all enjoy the services that make Britain the country others look to for social ideology.
To do this we will close the tax loop holes abused by the super rich and large companies. We will ensure that those at the lower end of the pay scale benefit first, with NO income tax on the first £10,000 of your income. This will give many people an extra £700 a year. We will get wasteful government spending under control. We will effectively regulate the banking system to prevent irresponsible lending and business practices.
We all know that there are going to be cuts in spending and that jobs will be a risk, but the Liberal Democrats will ensure that front line staff are not lost, because it would be the most vulnerable in society who would suffer most and that is wrong.
All the pundits agree that of the three men vying to be the next Chancellor only one foretold of the crisis, only one has offered a workable solution and only one has the financial credibility to achieve the goal of sorting out the financial crisis Britain is in today – Vince Cable.
I have said it before, as have many others “If you want Vince Cable to sort out the financial crisis you have to vote Liberal Democrat.”