It was bad news this morning to wake to the briefing from the Lib Dem conference. We heard of their three priorities – tax the successful more, stand up to “ruthless tories”, and stop people getting high salaries.
I want to hear policies for growth and recovery, policies to lift people out of low and no incomes, policies to create a nation of owners, policies to skill and enthuse a new generation of people. I want some inspiration and optimism from the government. It doesn’t look as if I will get any of that from the junior Coalition partners. Jealousy is a powerful political emotion, but hope is a more inspiring one.