Tag Archives: Danny Alexander

And the next leader of the Liberal Democrats is…

A look at the contenders for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats after Nick Clegg steps down.

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Alexander at odds with Osborne over UK credit rating

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is at odds with his boss, chancellor George Osborne, over the UK’s credit rating.

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The Coalition is too timid and too tame – Wales deserves better

As usual Osborne is quick to slough off any hint that his ill-judged economic strategy might be in part responsible for our current crisis of confidence

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French leaders attack Cameron’s “red carpet” invite to tax exiles as Carr gets owned

David Cameron has been attacked for his “red carpet” invite to tax dodgers, while Jimmy Carr has suffered a backlash after it was revealed he is a tax avoider.

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IFS: Education spending will “shrink” at fastest rate “since at least the 1950s”

A new report today reveals education spending will be slashed by more than 13 per cent over this parliament – the largest cut since at least the fifties.

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Only quarter of voters want to scrap 50p tax

A new poll shows that just 25% of voters support the abolition of the 50p tax rate. Danny Alexander is on the right side of the argument.

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Danny Alexander repeats the ‘big lie’ that pension reform needed to stop spiralling costs

Danny Alexander’s continued spin that we need to push up public sector pensions premiums so we can afford them is a myth that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

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Warnings of “perfect storm” of industrial action in Scotland

The Scottish finance secretary is expected to criticise the UK government’s public service pension reforms and outline the SNP’s reform plans, reports Ed Jacobs.

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Coalition savaged by dead sheep and Salmond

Ed Jacobs with the latest attacks on the coalition from elder statesmen inside and outside the party.

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Danny Alexander squirms when pressed on tuition fees vote

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander became the latest senior Liberal Democrat cabinet minister to fail to declare his hand on Question Time last night – repeatedly refusing to say whether he would vote for or against the trebling of tuition fees his government is proposing and which he is in favour of.

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