Having done a few stumbling minutes on News 24 (I don’t enjoy sounding like a cheerleader) ….
… here is my bit about the LD manifesto on Cif at the Polls
The Guardian’s stable of writers seem very positive too.
As you know, I am sceptical about their bank bashing, and there are plenty of things in the manifesto that look like aspirations rather than promises – but that is the case with all. I am also very uncomfortable with their claim that Labour have made tax less fair. This is the first redistributive government in decades, there are better charges to lay at their door. I like the LD £10k threshold policy; even if it doesn’t hit the bottom 10% directly, it improves the aspirational incentives for them. But the bottom 10% ‘pay high taxes’ only because their even higher benefits are not counted as negative taxes.