Liberal Democrats would ban sale of diesel cars, legalise cannabis and spend £14bn, manifesto reveals –

Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mr Farron’s team also plan to hike corporation tax to 20 per cent, abolish the married tax allowance, £1million inheritance tax threshold and reverse cuts to capital gains tax. 

But the party is also proposing a number of costly plans, including reversing cuts to universal credit which would cost around £4billion a year. 

More spending on schools would cost around £6billion a year and lifting the public sector pay cap a further £3billion.

Other plans include protecting the triple-lock on state pensions,  reinstating housing benefit for under 21s, restore nurse bursaries, extend the vote to 16 year olds and give all primary school children free school meals.

It comes just a day after Jeremy Corbyn refused to scrap cuts to universal credit, claiming his party needs more time to go over the figures. 

Lord Dick Newby,  the Lib Dem leader in the House of Lords, branded the excuse “pathetic”.


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