What the Liberal Democrats did in coalition (2010-2015)

by Carol Linton on 30 October, 2018

Here’s a list of extreme Tory policies stopped by the Liberal Democrats by being in the coalition government:

  • 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
  • Privatising the motorways and key A-Roads
  • 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
  • Appointing Michael Howard as a European Union Commissioner
  • Watering down the ban on hunting by allowing 40 dogs to flush out a fox
  • Weakening the protections in the Equalities Act
  • Renewing Trident in this Parliament
  • Scrapping Natural England
  • Cutting investment in green energy
  • Nation-wide immigration checks on all new tenants and lodgers

Or to put it in a punchy short speech:

https://youtu.be/W5N1PlXfTUM

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