In the UK, the opposition Liberal Democrats have unveiled their policy programme for next month’s election.
The party focused on four main areas in its post-election plan – and claimed to be the only one with a serious plan to tackle the country’s 184 billion euro budget deficit:
“Fair taxes, to put money back in your pocket. A fair chance for all of our children at school. A fair future, creating jobs by going green. And a fair deal, cleaning up politics, once and for all. (…) If that’s what you want, vote for us”. he summed up in his speech.
Labour and the Tories said the Lib Dems’ sums did not add up.
The manifesto launch comes a day before the first televised debate between Britain’s political leaders, pitting Prime Minister Gordon Brown against Nick Clegg and Conservative leader David Cameron.
Clegg has refused to spell out what he would do if the election on May the 6th produces no overall majority between the two major parties, as Clegg is likely to hold the balance of power.
Latest research shows voters slightly favouring the Conservatives, with Labour a few points behind and the Lib Dems behind that.