Lib Dems outline waste plan in election manifesto


While the party's response to Brexit remains at the heart of the manifesto, additional policies include legalising cannabis and opposing state surveillance. Other promises geared toward them include help with purchasing a home for first-time buyers and lowering the voting age to 16.

Yesterday Labour told New Model Adviser® it has no plans to, despite plans to change the income tax bands so that people earning £80,000 or more will pay a 45% rate of income tax.

On the party's pledge to add a penny on income tax to fund health and social care, The Guardian's home affairs editor Alan Travis says: "The Treasury has always been hostile to the principle of hypothecated taxes - tying money raised in general taxation to one specific goal - and the Lib Dems may face a battle to keep the proceeds ringfenced".

He added: "You don't have to accept Theresa May and Nigel Farage's extreme version of Brexit that will wreck the future for you, your family, your schools and hospitals".

Polls suggest the Lib Dems have struggled to make significant in-roads with their national vote share during the campaign for the June 8 general election.

The Liberal Democrat leader will announce a range of policies created to appeal to younger voters, including a revival of the "Rent to Own" policy, lowering the voting age to 16, reinstating housing benefit for under-21s, and a discount on bus travel.

"Imagine a brighter future".

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The Lib Dems will bring back maintenance grants for students, like Labour, and will also scrap "all cuts to front-line school and college budgets, protecting per-pupil funding in real terms" and extend free childcare for all two-year-olds.

The manifesto also pledges to increase corporation tax from 19% to 20% and a penny-in-the-pound increase in income tax.

Alun Griffiths, a councillor and the party's Parliamentary candidate for Bradford West, also described the Liberal Democrats' pledge to legalise cannabis as "a sensible, straightforward thing to do".

Britain's Liberal Democrats party published its manifesto on Wednesday, including a commitment to work towards outlawing caste discrimination and re-introducing a post-study work visa for graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They are also the demographic that is most pro-European. Though Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has in the past been a strong supporter of anti-caste discrimination legislation, it was not included in the party's manifesto.

'Not Theresa May's cold, mean-spirited Britain'.

Support for continued United Kingdom membership of the single market and customs union and continued freedom of movement after Brexit.

In other words, how people voted in the Scottish referendum carried over into the general election, leading to the dominance of the SNP.