Extreme Tory policies the Lib Dems blocked in government

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Here's a list of extreme Tory policies we stopped the Conservatives carrying out in government before May 2015:

  • Inheritance tax cuts for millionaires
  • Scrapping help with housing costs for young people
  • Weakening arrest warrants for people who have fled overseas
  • Firing workers at will, without any reasons given
  • Regional pay penalising public sector workers outside London and the South East
  • The Snoopers’ Charter
  • Bringing back the old O-level / CSE divide
  • Profit-making in state schools
  • Cutting the time childminders can give to each child
  • Cutting new nursery buildings
  • Stopping geography teachers telling children about how we can tackle climate change
  • Axing human rights from national curriculum
  • Ditching the Human Rights Act
  • Watering down the ban on hunting by allowing 40 dogs to flush out a foxes
  • Weakening the protections in the Equalities Act
  • Renewing Trident in this Parliament
  • Scrapping Natural England
  • Cutting investment in green energy
  • Nationwide immigration checks on all new tenants and lodgers

Greens admit they can't win Colchester

The Green Party have admitted they can’t win the General Election in Colchester.

Until recently, on their website http://pledge.greenparty.org.uk, if you typed in a Colchester postcode you would have got the following message:

“You live in the Colchester constituency. Your nearest target constituency is Cambridge.”

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