South Lakes MP Tim Farron calls for tax cuts at Lib Dem party conference (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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South Lakes MP Tim Farron calls for tax cuts at Lib Dem party conference
SOUTH Lakes MP and Lib Dem party President Tim Farron has called for tax cuts for workers on the minimum wage.
In his speech at the Autumn Conference in Brighton, Mr Farron said that the lowest paid workers deserve more and slammed taxation for making families ‘struggle more’.
He told fellow Liberal Democrats on Sunday that it should be ‘Britain’s tax-cutting party’.
He said: “I want a society where no one should be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. I believe in transferring power and wealth from the powerful and welthy to the powerless and the poor.”
“Every week when I go out knocking on doors I can guarentee taht before the evening is out I will meet a teacher, a nurse, a young copper, who will tell me they have no hope of finding a decent affordable home All they want is somewhere they can afford somewhere they can call home in the community that they serve.
“This is our chance to help them and build ourselves out of recession at the same time.”
“Taxation is the subscription charge for kliving in a civilised society. It is unacceptable when tax makes struggling families struggle more.”
At the last election, the Lib Dems pledged to raise the income tax threshold to £10,000 a year and the coalition agreed to implement it by 2015.
Mr Farron also said that regional pay was unfair and he slammed the Tories for not being serious about climate change and added: “Let’s seek to govern, and govern, as Liberals.”