Nick launches “My personal guarantee”

Nick Clegg has just launched ‘My Personal Guarantee’, a pledge that will run in leaflets and newspaper advertisements ahead of polling day. Here’s what it says:

This is my personal guarantee that I will use all the support you give me on Thursday to deliver fairness in Britain.

“We need a fairer tax system. I will use your votes to cut taxes for those at the bottom and in the middle and close the loopholes for those at the top.

“We need to support our children. I will use your votes to ensure extra funding for schools, to cut class sizes and give all children a fair chance.

“We need to clean up politics. I will use your votes to reform Parliament, to deliver a fairer voting system, protect your freedoms and give you the right to sack corrupt MPs.

“We need a new economy. I will use your vote to split up the banks, get them lending again, invest in green infrastructure and so create jobs.

“This election campaign has shown us that millions of people want us to do something different this time.

“Politicians should work together to solve the nation’s biggest problems.

“That is why, whatever the outcome on Thursday, I believe we should be prepared to work together to fix the terrible state of our public finances and ensure economic stability.

“These are the key steps to a new, fairer Britain. Give me the power of your vote and we can make it happen.

“Together, we can make the difference.”

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One Comment

  • David Allen 4th May '10 - 7:08pm

    Nick has been best when he has been sharpest. Motherhood-and-apple-pie stuff like funding schools is not winning many votes. Pugnacious stuff like breaking up the banks and reforming our politics is winning more votes, because it shows the voters why it really matters to vote for us.

    The “amnesty” debate is the extreme example. The Tories have banged the drum on this subject because they thought we were vulnerable. Nick had no alternative but to mount a vigorous no-holds-barred defence – which he did very well. Suddenly, large numbers of voters are saying that the LDs have the best policies on immigration, and Nick has demonstrated that he can give leadership!

    Now we have to keep it sharp and send the voters out to the polls with a compelling message ringing in their ears. The “personal guarantee” doesn’t do it all. We have to show that the choice is between hope and fear. Cameron and Brown are trying to scare people and hope they will cling on to failed policies and failed politicians. The Lib Dems are the only party who will bring real change and clean up our government.

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