There would be more tax to pay for rich people who rely on "capital", rather than working, to make money, Mr Clegg added."People who rely on 'capital'": aren't they pensioners?
Monday, September 15, 2008
Nick Clegg: My kinda Lib Dem
That the Liberal Democrats aren't Tories is hardly a surprise; what is somewhat more of a surprise, particular to older members of the party, is quite how similar Nick Clegg is willing for them to appear. In an interview with the Andrew Marr show yesterday to mark the start of conference season with the Lib Dems' offering in Bournemouth, Cleggy set out his scheme for government, to include abolishing a few government departments and sending the money back to the people who'd paid it in the first place, by cutting the basic rate. The BBC's correspondent in Bournemouth analyses the interview and policies here, including the expected reaction on some of the older members of the party.Given that my move from socialism to liberalism hasn't overcome my bias against the Conservatives, voting for a Liberal Democrat at the next election was highly likely; now it seems almost inevitable. There's just one little concern I have, but I may write to Mr. Clegg's office to inquire as to whether he'd simply been quoted too loosely.