September 19, 2006

KENNEDY MUST HAVE BEEN THE ONLY SOBER ONE IN THE ROOM:

'Green' Lib Dems promise they will penalise wealth (George Jones and Brendan Carlin, 20/09/2006, Daily Telegraph)

The Liberal Democrats took a decisive shift to the Left yesterday by enthusiastically adopting a tax package which could leave two million people £2,500 a year worse off.

Although the party leadership claimed it would hit only the "top 10 per cent" – and millions of lower-income people would pay less tax – the measures will begin to bite on a family with an income over £54,000 a year.

As Charles Kennedy received a warm reception on his return to the political front line at the party conference in Brighton, his successor Sir Menzies Campbell signalled that he wanted to take the party to the Left of New Labour with a "redistributive" tax package.


Posted by Orrin Judd at September 19, 2006 11:56 PM
Comments

Forget Eric and Julia, has anyone ever seen Edward and Charles in the same room together?

Posted by: Mike Beversluis at September 20, 2006 12:21 AM

Take the party to the "Left"? They're already miles to the left of New Labour.

If the Lib-Desm didn't exist, the Blairites would have to invent them. (Hey, you don't think . . . )

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at September 20, 2006 12:28 AM

"Kennedy" and "sober"... There're two words I'd never imagined I'd see together.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 20, 2006 10:52 AM
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