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Fairness - The Liberal Democrat Manifesto Launch

April 14, 2010 10:24 AM

Liberal Democrat Manifesto for 2010 General ElectionNick Clegg has launched the Liberal Democrat General Election manifesto. The manifesto sets out four clear priorities of fair taxes, a fair chance for every child, a fair economy, and a fair deal by cleaning up politics.

At the launch, Nick Clegg said:

"Every manifesto needs to have an idea at its heart. The basic idea that animates this manifesto is something I have always believed. I believe every single person is extraordinary.

"The tragedy is that we have a society where too many people never get to fulfil that extraordinary potential.

"My view - the liberal view - is that government's job is to help them to do it. Not to tell people how to live their lives. But to make their choices possible, to release their potential, no matter who they are.

"The way to do that is to take power away from those who hoard it. To challenge vested interests. To break down privilege. To clear out the bottlenecks in our society that block opportunity and block progress. And so give everyone a chance to live the life they want.

"There's a simple word for those ideas, and it's a word this manifesto is built on: fairness."

David Goodall, Liberal Democrat candidate for Southampton Itchen added:

"Unlike the two old parties this manifesto sets out a clear vision for the future, that will make a real positive difference to the lives of the people in Britain and it is fully costed out"

The Liberal Democrat manifesto outlines 4 steps to a fairer Britain:

Fair taxes that put money back in your pocket

A fair future creating jobs by making Britain greener

A fair chance for every child

A fair deal by cleaning up politics

You can download the Liberal Democrat manifesto at http://www.libdems.org.uk/our_manifesto.aspx along with summary documents and videos for each of the key areas, order a paper copy and find audio and easy read text versions.