Tag: Coalition

ConDem VAT hike hits poor hardest

The rise in VAT introduced by the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government has hit poorest families harder than wealthier ones the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have suggested. During the General Election last year, the Liberal Democrats had run a campaign warning voters that the Conservatives would deliver a VAT ‘bombshell’ which would…

Huhne to Renege on Fees Pledge?

Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne looks poised to rip up another election pledge after Business Secretary Vince Cable  showed the government the green light to raise university tuition fees. Prior to the election Liberal Democrat policy was to oppose any rise in fees and accordingly last January Mr Huhne pledged his opposition as part of a campaign…

Huhne: Coalition Could Cut Cuts

Chris Huhne has said that the coalition may be forced to cut cuts if the cuts they have approved prove too cutting. The Liberal  Democrat MP for Eastleigh and Secretary of State was talking to the Daily Telegraph ahead of the spending review to be announced on October 20, suggesting there was a need to…

The Sunday Sermon…

While walking down the street one day a Member of Parliament is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. ‘Welcome to heaven,’ says St. Peter. ‘Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official…

Con Dem Nation

‘Judas’. That was the verdict delivered by a Labour voter on the community website ‘Hedgeendpeople’ on the news that Eastleigh’s re-elected MP Chris Huhne had negotiated himself a position in the Conservative cabinet as Energy Secretary. Faced with defending a majority of only 568, Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrats had campaigned hard to encourage tactical voting among…