CCHQ seem to be misremembering again – let’s help them out

Generous-hearted souls that we are here at LDV Towers, we are inclined to think that the good people of Conservative Party HQ have been getting a little confused again in recent days. You see, to mark the end of the month, when many people will be receiving their pay slips, they have been tweeting about the coalition’s success in raising the income tax personal allowance:

This is not the first time our esteemed coalition partners have sought to rebrand our manifesto commitment to raise the threshold to £10,000 as a Conservative plan. Here are a couple of options to clear up their misapprehension. First, we can simply correct their tweets:

But if you want to be extra helpful, here’s a neat graphic you can share:

lib dem manifesto tax cut

And it’s always worth repeating Nick Clegg’s reminder of the challenge he had to force the Conservatives to prioritise income tax cuts for those on low and middle income over their taxation hobby horses of inheritance tax cuts and “marriage tax breaks”:

I have had to drag the Conservative party kicking and screaming in every single budget negotiation – by the way, not least recently when I talked about wanting to see this extra worker’s bonus – there was a very hostile reaction behind closed doors in Whitehall from my Conservative coalition partners.

* Nick Thornsby is a day editor at Lib Dem Voice.

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2 Comments

  • Its interesting to me that the tory party would tell workers to check their pay just before intl workers day

  • Simon Banks 2nd May '14 - 2:06pm

    Looks like they can’t punctuate: “Conservatives Income Tax Cut”. Should mean cutting income tax for Conservatives, as opposed to “Conservatives’…

    Failure of punctuation is the beginning of a degeneration into moral turpitude.

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