Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Things are hotting up

The manifesto will take a few days, but our 4 key themes have already emerged

Fair taxes that put money back in your pocket
Making the first £10,000 tax-free would mean a tax cut of £700 for most people, but more imporrtantly it would make those at the bottom - 3.6 million low earners and pensioners - free from income tax completely. And it would all be paid for by closing loopholes that unfairly benefit the wealthy and polluters.

A fair future creating jobs by making Britain greener
Breaking up the banks and making them our servants not out masters. Investing in infrastructure - especially "green growth" technology.

A fair chance for every child
£2.5 billion for schools, targeted at those that need it most. This would ensure children get the individual attention they need by cutting class sizes. And giving schools the freedom to make the right choices for their pupils.

A fair deal by cleaning up politics
Overhauling Westminster completely: fair votes, an elected House of Lords, all politicians to pay full British taxes. The right to sack corrupt MPs. And protecting hard-won British civil liberties with a Freedom Bill.

I hope we can keep the focus on these for the next 4 weeks