Labour’s budget fails on all counts

Managed to catch most of the Alistair Darling’s 2009 budget speech on the radio, whilst driving to my appointments across Salford. A few announcements caught my eye (or ear!):     Economy to shrink by 3.5% this year Borrowing to be £175 billion this year Duty on alcohol to go up 2% from midnight Duty on…

How we will make the tax system fairer

A short note from Nick Clegg MP Leader of the Liberal Democrats. Vince Cable and I are currently briefing the press about what we want to see in Wednesday’s Budget. I thought you would like to know what we are saying. It is clear that this recession demands a radical overhaul of the British tax system. It…