Tax the rich? Hardship payments for benefit claimants? Sorry Nick – we believed you once before

The Liberal Democrats have launched a desperate attempt to win back voters, packing their General Election manifesto with meaningless pledges. Why are they meaningless? Because the Liberal Democrats, under the same leader (Nick Clegg), made pledges to us before the 2010 election – having already hammered out an agreement with the Conservatives that meant they would not be able to honour those commitments. There is evidence that teams representing the Tories and Liberal Democrats negotiated what would be in a coalition agreement on March 16, 2010 – and abolishing student tuition fees,…

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Hypocritical Tories plan attack on pensioners while protecting themselves

It seems the Conservatives cannot wait to betray their most loyal voting group. If you are a pensioner – beware! As trailed on Vox Political last November, the Department for Work and Pensions appears to be planning to delete the cold weather payment from its chequebook, along with free bus passes and free TV licences. We already know that the age at which the state pension will be paid is rising, meaning people will have to continue working for longer before they qualify for the £144/week payment (with a minimum National Insurance…

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