LDVideo | Nick Clegg rallies conference, Danny Alexander clamps down on tax evasion

Whether you’re one of the thousands of Lib Dem members busy at this year’s conference, or you’re one of those (like me) who’re having to sit this one out, Lib Dem Voice will try and make sure you don’t miss out on the action. Here’s how Day 1 of the party conference has been making news…

Nick Clegg: Lib Dems ‘imposing will’ on government

(Also available on the BBC website here.)

Danny Alexander: We need to make sure tax is paid

(Also available on the BBC website here.)

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  • Tony Dawson 18th Sep '11 - 1:10pm

    Danny’s content was good Delivery slightly better than appalling.

  • Brenda Lana Smith R. af D. 18th Sep '11 - 2:05pm

    I sincerely hope that Danny Alexander’s proposed 2,000 additional tax inspectors are better trained than the tax inspector that not only ignored the fact that I am the 78-year-young grateful recipient of a means-tested Pension Credit… but… arbitrarily assumed that my small four-weekly paid State Pension was being paid weekly… and… taxed me accordingly on the private pension content of my DWP means-tested income… while the HMR&C has now refunded the tax irregularly collected during tax year 2010-2011… they still owe me for what they’ve irregularly collected this tax year… it is also worth noting that while I am able and have kept my MP, Dan Rogerson, electronically in the loop… HMR&C doesn’t offer this electronic facility and has consistently offered an apology for their tardy five-week SNAIL-MAIL response to my Royal Mailed letters… this is all patently wrong… I have a right to enjoy and dispose of my pension income while I am alive… and… the HMR&C potentially denying me such through no fault of my own infringes on my human rights…


    Brenda Lana Smith, R.af D.
    Lib-Dem membership #86229285

  • Having to spend a billion in order to raise two billion is just another sign that our tax rates are to high. Add in the loss of growth caused by depriving the private sector of spending or investment of over a billion pounds and you can see why our economy is so troubled.

  • The government is pledging to raise billions of pounds by clamping down on “morally indefensible” tax evasion, a senior Lib Dem minister has said.
    Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander announced plans to attack offshore havens and other tax “dodges”.
    Likening tax evaders to benefit cheats, he told the party’s conference the measures could raise £7bn a year by 2015, helping to cut the deficit.


    19 September 2010 Last updated at 18:26

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