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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.

Latest News

  • Article: Dec 9, 2014

    Business Secretary Vince Cable introduces our two millionth apprentice and explains why her story is now far from unusual:

    Today is a very proud day. We have reached an important milestone and a huge achievement in Government. Today, we celebrate our 2 millionth apprentice, sixteen-year-old Paige McConville, who has recently started an advanced apprenticeship at engineering company FMB in Oxford. She will be trained to design and manufacture complex tools for scientific research, with the opportunity to progress to equivalent university degree level while learning on the job and earning her way as she does so.

  • Article: Dec 9, 2014

    Today Liberal Democrat Education Secretary David Laws has announced plans to support the set-up of a new, independent, professional body - a College of Teaching - to represent and champion high standards in the teaching profession.

    The UK already has world-class teachers, who are driving up standards in our schools and helping prepare every child, regardless of their background, for life in modern Britain. But the Liberal Democrats are committed to helping teachers improve even further.

  • Article: Dec 9, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today announced that the Liberal Democrats have fulfilled our commitment to starting two million apprenticeships in this Parliament.

    To mark the occasion, Vince met the two millionth apprentice, Paige McConville in Oxford. Paige, aged 16, started her Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture with high-tech engineering firm FMB Oxford in August.

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    Article: Dec 8, 2014

    The Conservative Chief Whip Michael Gove has barred Tory Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd from attending critical climate change talks in Lima this week, calling into question Gove's stance on climate change.

    With a year away from what is hoping to be a historic global deal to tackle climate change, the UN climate negotiations in Lima have the best chance in a generation of striking a deal on global warming.

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    Article: Dec 7, 2014

    Dreaming of a green Christmas

    Felix Dodds and Michael Strauss

    Environmentalists Felix Dodds and Michael Strauss had this published in an earlier form in the BBC's Green Room (2009). They pass on from a seasonal contributor an important message: "Though he usually prefers to act anonymously, he has been rumored to be active in many different countries under various personae that include Father Christmas, Pere Noel, and San Nicolas."
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    Article: Dec 7, 2014

    Following a campaign led by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder, the EU's Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has agreed to step up the fight against wildlife crime.

    You can support Catherine in her campaign to stamp out the illegal wildlife trade here.

    In November Catherine wrote a letter co-signed by 81 MEPs calling for an EU Action Plan against Wildlife Crime.

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    Article: Dec 5, 2014

    Liberal Democrats have defeated Conservative opposition to Michael Moore's private members bill to enshrine the UK aid target of 0.7 per cent in law.

    Thanks to Michael's bill the UK is now one step closer to enshrining the UK aid target of 0.7 per cent in law.

    Liberal Democrats believe in helping the world's poorest but a group of right-wing Conservatives wanted to block Michael's bill from passing to appease a view on the right.

  • Article: Dec 5, 2014

    Charlotte Robinson was an incredibly bright, energetic, and well-liked young woman. She was working towards her A-levels, and hoping to attend Cambridge University. But days before her results arrived, Charlotte died. An eating disorder had left her dangerously weak, and she lost her fight with a sudden bout of pneumonia. When her A-level results arrived, she had achieved four As.

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    Article: Dec 5, 2014

    Happy Christmas from Nick and Miriam.

    This year's Christmas card was designed in Sheffield by Martha and Hepsie Ltd.

  • Article: Dec 5, 2014

    Saturday 6 December 2014 is Small Business Saturday. Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is encouraging shoppers to support their local businesses.

    Nick Clegg said:

    "Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This Small Business Saturday, we get to celebrate and show our support for Britain's 5.2 million small and medium businesses. Make sure you get involved.

A £600 tax cut for every ordinary worker in the country Income Tax Halved for Someone on the Minimum Wage