You are here: Home - Household Bills - News -

Clegg warns Cameron: No new coalition without tax hikes for middle classes

0
Written by:
06/10/2014
The Liberal Democrats have told David Cameron they will refuse to form a coalition with the Conservatives unless he commits to tax hikes for the middle classes, Nick Clegg has said.

Clegg set out a series of “red lines” that would prevent the two parties forming a Coalition in future as he attacked Cameron’s pledge to offer tax cuts to middle class Britons, the Telegraph reports.

He also said that his party would not form a coalition with the Tories unless Cameron abandoned his “legally illiterate” plans to allow UK judges to ignore European human rights rulings.

It came as Clegg prompted fury from the Conservatives after he signalled he could be prepared to block the Prime Minister’s plans for a military intervention in Syria.

Clegg faced criticism from senior Conservatives and figures in his own party after he said that he “would not advocate” air strikes in Syria despite his support for America’s bombing campaign in the country.

The intensifying row between the Lib Dems and Conservatives over tax, human rights and Syria looks set to overshadow the final months before the general election in May next year.

However, Norman Lamb, one of Clegg’s key allies, suggested that it would be far more likely that the Lib Dems form another alliance with the Conservatives than Labour.

Tag Box

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

Could you save money with a social broadband tariff?

Two-thirds of low-income households are unaware they could be saving on broadband, according to Uswitch.

How to help others and donate to food banks this winter

This winter is expected to be the most challenging yet for the food bank network as soaring costs push more pe...

Your right to a refund if travel is affected by train strikes

There have been a wave of train strikes in the past six months, and the fresh round of walkouts take place tod...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

DIY investors: 10 common mistakes to avoid

For those without the help and experience of an adviser, here are 10 common DIY investor mistakes to avoid.

Mortgage down-valuations: Tips to avoid pulling out of a house sale

Down-valuations are on the rise. So, what does it mean for home buyers, and what can you do?

Five tips for surviving a bear market mauling

The S&P 500 has slipped into bear market territory and for UK investors, the FTSE 250 is also on the edge. Her...

Money Tips of the Week