Hughes: Necessary reductions in public spending are as fair as possible

“Liberal Democrats can be clear that the spending review contains many important decisions clearly aimed at making the big but necessary reductions in public spending as fair as possible."

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Campbell: Delay in Trident replacement saves money, allows for alternatives

“Extending the life of the existing Trident fleet will not only save money in the short term; it will allow the opportunity to keep nuclear policy under review."

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Baroness Williams: Defence review significant step towards disarmament

“The UK is now leading the nuclear powers (P5) towards disarmament, essential to a more secure and less dangerous world.”

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Stephen Williams: Johnson failed to face up to the enormity of the deficit

“Alan Johnson is again failing to face up to the enormity of the deficit left to us by the Labour Government."

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Graham Watson MEP: Building a Liberal Europe

"Graham Watson chronicles a fascinating period in the EU's development with the humanity and humour which were a hallmark of his leadership of the EU's Liberal MEPs."

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Nick Clegg announces £7bn fairness premium

"I can announce today that in the Spending Review we will provide extra funds – a total of over £7 billion over the spending review period – for a “fairness premium”, stretching from the age of two to the age of twenty: from a child’s first shoes to a young adult’s first suit. This is more than £7 billion spent on giving the poorest children a better start in life."

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Nick Clegg: Giving a fair chance to every child

The Liberal Democrat’s purpose in Government is to make Britain a better, fairer nation. "And ahead of next week’s comprehensive spending review, today we set out our plans for a four-year, £7 billion investment in improving opportunities for the most disadvantaged kids in this country."

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Cable: My plan to put Royal Mail and Post Office on a stable footing

"Royal Mail and the Post Office are cornerstones of our society. My policy is to put them on a stable footing for the future."

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Mark Williams: Coalition can curb consultant culture

“Sir Phillip Green’s review has lain bare Labour’s decade of waste and the Government has shown a welcome commitment to eliminating needless spending on consultants."

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Paul Burstow: Mental health is as important as physical health

“I am determined that in future mental health is treated with the same importance as physical health."

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