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Lib Dems’ threat to jobs

Issue No. 2197

The Liberal Democrats are trying to galvanise public revulsion with bankers and fat cats to boost their vote.

But like the Tories and Labour, the Lib Dems stand for cuts on working class people.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says, “There’s a massive government deficit, we have got to be upfront with the public about how we deal with it.”

And Vince Cable, their Treasury spokesman claimed in an interview last week, that as many as 120,000 public sector job cuts were “highly plausible”.

“We will get some credit for being more outspoken about the need for cuts, and we are not going to backtrack from that,” he said.

“The country is in for a nasty shock.”

The Lib Dems employ anti-rich rhetoric to try and appear as though they are on “our” side. In reality their answer is to make us pay for the crisis.

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Tue 13 Apr 2010, 18:51 BST
Issue No. 2197
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