Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Lib Dems mull flat rate pension tax relief in manifesto


The Liberal Democrats have been forced to deny claims they are against abortion after comments emerged from party leader Tim Farron saying the practice was "wrong".

On the party's pledge to add a penny on income tax to fund health and social care, The Guardian's home affairs editor Alan Travis says: "The Treasury has always been hostile to the principle of hypothecated taxes - tying money raised in general taxation to one specific objective - and the Lib Dems may face a battle to keep the proceeds ringfenced".

SNP candidate John Nicolson, who is facing a Lib Dem challenge in his East Dunbartonshire constituency, said voters couldn't trust the party to keep its word.

Former minister Vince Cable deemed the ruling Conservatives' approach "very foolish", as he told AFP of the party's election chances.

He said by regulating the sale of cannabis, they could make it safer.

The pro-EU party promised to give voters the option to remain in the bloc if they do not like the final terms of the Brexit negotiations.

The polls aren't showing the huge comeback the party wants and the hope is that policies addressing the things people worry about will remind voters what the Lib Dems stand for.

"I want to go back to Europe".

He added: "The costings look like they add up in the sense there are a set of numbers for tax increases they propose, all of which are much more modest than what we saw yesterday [from Labour's manifesto]".

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The prime minister's Conservative Party has surged in the polls in recent months, now leading with 49 percent of the vote according to a YouGov poll published on May 12.

There is also a pledge to ensure that all teachers are trained to identify mental health issues among pupils and that schools offer immediate access for pupil support and counselling.

Brexit may have seemed like the great USP last summer, but it isn't now, hence the hard sell on the big ticket items like health and education.

NHS services and the town's clinical commissioning group (CCG) would receive the extra funding through an extra penny-in-every-pound on income tax nationally.

And on the legalisation of cannabis, Cllr Griffiths said he was supportive of the idea.

The manifesto says the Lib Dems will "use our strength in parliament to press for keeping Britain as close as possible to Europe".

The Liberal Democrats have outlined a series of pledges on waste and recycling in the Party's General Election manifesto, including a statutory 70% recycling target and a tax on incineration.

Mr Farron said: "You don't have to accept Theresa May and Nigel Farage's extreme version of Brexit that will wreck the future for you, your family, your schools and hospitals".

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