Your Job – LibDem manifesto commitments commenced or delivered to date!

Lib Dem Manifesto p.22 “We will break up the banks, to ensure taxpayers are never again expected to underwrite high-risk banking. We will introduce a Banking Levy, so that banks pay for their tax-payer guarantee, until the break-up is complete.”

We have set up an independent commission on separating investment and retail banking, reporting by September 2011, and introduced a banking levy that will raise £2.5bn a year.

Lib Dem Manifesto p.26 “Support public investment in the roll-out of superfast broadband, targeted first at those areas which are least likely to be provided for by the market.”

The Government has published an action plan, “Britain’s Superfast Broadband Future”, announcing an £830 million strategy to put a digital hub in every community, making sure the UK has the best broadband in Europe by 2015.

Lib Dem Manifesto p.28 “Give both Royal Mail and post offices a long-term future, by separating Post Office Ltd from the Royal Mail and retaining Post Office Ltd in full public ownership.”

The Postal Services Bill is currently passing through Parliament. It allows for the restructuring of Royal Mail, including the introduction of private sector capital and expertise from the sale of part of it, an employee
share scheme, and provisions for Post Office Ltd to continue to be owned by the Crown or a mutual ownership structure.

I am hopeful that a bit further down the track – we will be able to get back or open new sub-post offices – to replace the ones that Labour closed in our local communities.

Lib Dem Manifesto p.30 “We will extend the right to request flexible working to all employees.”

We have put in place secondary legislation to extend the right to request flexible working to parents of children up to age 18 already and are consulting with business on shared parental leave and extension of
flexible working to all employees , and introduced a banking levy that will raise £2.5bn a year.

0 thoughts on “Your Job – LibDem manifesto commitments commenced or delivered to date!

  1. The Lib Dems are always finding fault with the previous government. The problem is that New Labour was just Thatcherism rebranded. The UK coalition is embracing free-market economics ie freedom of the rich to fleece the poor. Why not restore the progressive taxation system (richest paying 98%) and nationalise Tesco?

  2. We made a solemn “pledge” (a vow) not to increase tuition fees and made this a major part of our campaign especially in university seats- like the one held by our leader, Nick Clegg.

    This “pledge” was worthless . it was a lie. An untruth. It has made our party unelectable despite all the best attempts of the Party PR team

  3. A ConnedStituent said ‘We made a solemn “pledge” (a vow) not to increase tuition fees and made this a major part of our campaign especially in university seats- like the one held by our leader, Nick Clegg.’

    If you check Nick Clegg’s website you’ll notice that there is a page called “My personal guarantee” – dated 4th May 2010 – two days before the election. Notice it says nothing about tuition fees and neither does the pdf file link on that webpage. All this seems to confirm other reports that the Lib Dem leader had no intention of keeping to the pledge which he and his colleagues had already made to the electorate. Nick should have told Lib Dem candidates to make it clear that their pledge was void before the election on 6th May.

    http://libdems.org.uk/our_campaigns_detail.aspx?title=Nick_Clegg_launches_My_Personal_Guarantee_&pPK=ea4545e7-8eb7-4fca-b68c-82c8e14c0ad6

  4. Lynne

    I was just wondering what you were doing about a few things that are missing:

    – VAT
    – The NHS
    – Education
    – Higher Education and fees
    – The welfare state
    – Defence
    – Local Government

    You see, I had a strange feeling that VAT was going up, the NHS was being idealogically restructured (destroyed?), Education was being trashed, Higher Education was being mangled, fees for HE were being trebled, the welfare state was being stripped back to bare bones, Defence was an incoherent mess, and last but not least, Local Government was being eviscerated (only poor ones that is).

    What’s going on, surely this is disastrous and not time for a big ‘whoop-dee-doo’ moment to do with small victories?

    By the way, regarding the banking levy, you handed banks a corporate tax cut at the same time as the levy so it virtually cancels the levy out. You’re a disgrace for trumpeting these half truths as victories.

    You should resign your seat!

  5. Your life-Lib Dem achievements to date!! (back to the slightly breathless style no doubt typed from the bath)

    No PR.
    No proper power of recall so we cannot do anything about scandalous liars who are MP’s.
    Hundreds of thousands of people to be ruthlessly and ideologically thrown onto the dole.
    Oops there will be no dole.
    My local doctor to run the NHS. Bless her she is lovely but struggles to run an appointments system for her own surgery.
    Work for any benefits remaining aka the Big Society.
    Dave, George and Andrew’s best friends to be given juicy contracts to run the NHS privately because my lovely doctor won’t be able to.
    Ethnic cleansing of posh areas by reduction of housing benefit.
    Did not win the election so have no actual mandate to do any of this.
    Revealing the dishonest nature of “coalition” politics. I will call it Con-Vinceing.

    There are so many other things. Others have/will cover them.

  6. Lynne you block my comments with links to utube video of you talking about tuition fees with great verve and apparent conviction. The reason most students voted for the libdems. You have also embarked upon privatisation of education, NHS, forensics service and Britains forests what else can you hand over for shareholder profit?

  7. “Lib Dem Manifesto p.30 “We will extend the right to request flexible working to all employees.”

    We have put in place secondary legislation to extend the right to request flexible working to parents of children up to age 18 already and are consulting with business on shared parental leave and extension of
    flexible working to all employees , and introduced a banking levy that will raise £2.5bn a year.”

    Consulting is not the same as delivering it, is it? Deliver then blow your collective trumpet.