Available for download from Sarah’s website is the LDs pre-manifesto “Freedom Fairness Trust’. It’ll save you a £1 on buying it. Although as it is a 5.8MB PDF (with an estimated 17 minutes download at 56k) of 12 full colour pages, I wouldn’t advise you print it…not with the cost of inkjet printing.
But I would advise you read it; well, at least give the front page a glance and read the Ten Reason to vote Liberal Democrat. Here the LibDem’s set out their 10 priorities and how they will pay for it; ‘Our Policies Are Fully Costed’.
- Put patients first
- Free personal care when you need it
- No tuition fees, no top-up fees
- More investment in children’s early years
- 10,000 more police on the steets
- £25 more on the pension every week at 75
- Free off-peak local transport
- Axe the Council Tax
- Restoring Trust: Anti-war
- Take the environment seriously
“We Liberal Democrats prize freedom of the individual, underpinned by a safety net for the vulnerable, in our society. We are defenders of the public services, free at the point of use. We are internationalist in outlook – pro UN, pro Commonwealth and pro Europe. Our Liberal background makes us wary of an over-mighty state and dedicated to civil liberties. We are enthusiasts for the green agenda” – Charles Kennedy
Now, that I can understand. But later in his introductory letter, Charles goes on about the LDs”new ‘Tough Liberalism’ agenda”? I don’t know if I’d like to be on the receiving end of some ‘Tough Liberalism’.