• Budget Box
    Article: Nov 15, 2018

    Harborough's Conservative MP may want to stealthily raise taxes on the lowest earners. Almost a year ago he asked a parliamentary question about freezing thresholds for the basic and higher rate income tax bands and tweeted about it a few months later.

    Since 2010, the Liberal Democrats have taken millions of low earners out of income tax altogether. This means that each person can now earn £11,850 before they pay tax.

  • Bookmakers' frontage with responsible gambling posters (CC BY-SA 2.0 Alan Stanton on Flickr bit.ly/2PY2q4k)
    Article: Nov 14, 2018

    Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the maxmimum stake for Fixed-Odds-Betting-Terminals will be reduced from £100 to £2 in April 2019.

    The Conservatives had wanted to delay the reduction until October. Bookmakers derive a large part of their revenue from this source and the proposed delay showed just how much the Conservatives are in the pocket of the gambling industry.

  • Article: Nov 14, 2018

    "A People's Vote is now the only way to escape from this mess" - Vince Cable

    Any Brexit deal will leave the UK weakened and the public poorer.

    "And before the ink is dry, the Conservative Party will tear into what little Theresa May has been able to agree. The Prime Minister now faces a defeat in Parliament, as a majority will be hard or impossible to secure for what she has come up with."