Facing up to the issues in Ely


Ahead of a visit to Ely Cathedral where he spoke about his recent book on the economic crisis, The Storm, Vince Cable met with Lib Dem candidates standing in the upcoming local elections. Characteristically, he had thought-provoking things to say in response to current economic and political concerns. He covered a range of issues and highlighted the absence of any real leadership from the Labour Government and the absence of any real, practical alternatives from the Tories. Read the rest of this entry.

Vince Cable to visit Ely


Vince Cable (MP for Twickenham, Lib Dem Treasury spokesman and deputy leader) will be attending a reception at St Eltheldreda’s Church, Ely,Thursday 28 May 09 from 7:00pm, to talk about his new book The Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What It Means. Tickets for this event are available from Toppings Bookshop (01353 645005) or on line at http://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/. Read the rest of this entry.

Nick Clegg launches the Green Road out of the Recession


On his first anniversary as leader, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg set out plans to put Britain on a ‘Green Road out of the Recession’, creating jobs and leaving a legacy that will save energy, put money back into people’s pockets and fight climate change. The plans will cost £12.5bn, which would be paid for by scrapping the proposed VAT cut. The vast majority of that money will be spent immediately, making a real impact on the economy and people’s lives right away. Read the rest of this entry.

CAB denied emergency funding


People desperate for financial and legal advice are less important than party political one-upmanship. This seems to be the only conclusion possible from the rejection, by the Conservatives in charge of the County Council, of a plan to grant £100,000 immediately, and more next year, to advice agencies such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau. This was the objective of a motion proposed by the Lib Dems last week. Read the rest of this entry.