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Sunday, 11 October 2009

Sarah Teather MP's Fiscal Incontinance

Vince Cable and Nick Clegg have tried hard to convince people of their hard headed austerity floating means tests for child benefit, cuts in child tax credits, an end to the Child Trust Fund, public sector pay restraint, reductions in public sector pensions and so on. Unfortunately, Sarah Teather, the Liberal Democrat MP for Brent East, is busily making new spending committments all over the place. Here are the schemes press released on her web site just in the month of August:

Restore Housing Budget
£225 million
Increase in Freedom Pass funding
More School Places
Jubilee Line Refund

If the Liberal Democrats want to be treated as a serious party, they are going to have to start exercising some collective discipline.

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