By cutting VAT from 20% to 17.5% the Lib Dem amendment to the Queen's speech would have saved families an average of £600 each, and would have also reduced inflation by keeping prices down in the shops. However, it was blocked after 300 Conservative MPs, including Michael Fabricant, Kate Griffiths and Christopher Pincher, voted it down.
It's been a great result last week for the Lib Dems in England. Nearly two hundred NEW councillors elected. Three NEW councils under the Liberal Democrats' control, bringing the total to sixteen.
Sad that we had no candidate in Tamworth to demonstrate what the swing there to Lib Dems might have been, and of course there were no elections this year in Lichfield or East Staffordshire (wait for next year, though!).
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