Danny Alexander fronts… a Liberal Democrat policy

Danny Alexander sometimes attracts a bit of criticism from party members for the number of times he’s done media appearances where he’s ended up spending much of the time defending Coalition policies which are predominantly Conservative. So good to see him out in the TV studios this morning fronting up a policy that the Liberal Democrats have strongly pushed for – and thereby emphasising the Liberal Democrat contribution:

Danny Alexander has confirmed that the Coalition’s single tier pension policy will be unveiled tomorrow.

Ministers will outline plans to introduce a single payment of around £144 to everyone who has worked at least ten years, in the biggest pension shake-up for decades.

Speaking to Sky News, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury said the changes would fix “some of the big problems” in the current system.

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  • “In the long term, aim to bring in a Citizen’s Pension that will be paid to all UK citizens who are long-term residents, set at the level of the Pension Credit, though this can only be done when resources allow.”
    Page 53, Lib Dem Manifesto.

  • The qualifying years are being raised to 35 so this will adversely affect many women who will receive a lower pension. This is a complete and utter con.

  • Tony Dawson 15th Jan '13 - 1:26pm

    I didn’t think that criticism of Danny Alexander had tended to be about the subject matter of his contributions but more the manner in which he had addressed/presented the issues in question.

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