LibLink: Steve Webb – There has been no rightward shift by the Liberal Democrats

At Comment is Free today, Steve Webb MP reiterates the Liberal Democrats’ focus on redistributive policies and fairness.

He’s replying to Tim Horton’s suggestion that the Liberal Democrats have seen a “rightward shift” under Nick Clegg, at the expense of the party’s progressive credentials.

Webb responds with the £10,000 tax allowance, smarter public spending (including introducing the pupil premium and scrapping ID cards) and the Lib Dems’ fairness in politics agenda:

We have argued for an effective cap on political donations, so that no political party in Britain can be bought by sectional interests: the two old parties have, not surprisingly, resisted.

Being a progressive is partly about tax and spend, and the Lib Dems have a good story to tell. But it is also about breaking open a decaying political system which has protected vested interests for too long. Only we can do that.

You can read the full piece at the Guardian website.

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  • The Guardian is now mobilising soft Labour support back to the party, gunning for the Lib Dems because that is where their readers have gone.

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