Kirsty Williams’ speech to Autumn Conference

"How far do we roll back the state is not the right question for Liberals. It is how far we are able to make the state the agent of change, the instrument of political reform, the vehicle of economic renewal and the guarantor of social justice."

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Nick Clegg announces powers to boost growth in towns and cities

"The Government is committed to rebalancing the economy. In particular, it is determined to remove barriers and provide focused support to ensure that all places can realise their growth potential."

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Green tax switch essential to tackling Climate Change

“We talked about a green tax switch in opposition. The time has come to put it into practice.”

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Green tax switch essential to tackling Climate Change – Horwood

“We talked about a green tax switch in opposition. The time has come to put it into practice.”

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Jeremy Browne’s speech to Conference

"At a time when the world is reaching to embrace a new liberal agenda – of democratic renewal, environmental responsibility, poverty alleviation and increased prosperity – we Liberal Democrats are back where we belong, in government shaping our shared destiny."

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Alexander announces major clampdown on tax avoidance and evasion

"Today I can announce that the Chancellor and I have agreed a package of new measures to crack down on tax avoidance and evasion. We will be ruthless with those often wealthy people and businesses who think they can treat paying tax as an optional extra."

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Tavish Scott's speech to Conference

"We need a better country, a better Scotland, a Government for all of Scotland – and that’s what we will deliver."

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Liberal Democrat Conference welcomes torture inquiry

“The inquiry must clear up once and for all what knowledge or involvement, if any, the British Government and security services had of the torture of detainees.”

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Corrupt councillors will go to court not Standards quango

“If a councillor behaves ineffectively or irresponsibly then it’s a matter for the electorate not an unelected quango. This Government is freeing councillors from central prescription and top down bureaucracy so they can get on with their job."

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Conference calls for reform of Press Complaints Commission

Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference today reaffirmed the party’s belief in the freedom of the British press and called for reform to the Press Complaints Commission

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