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Liberal Democrats launch 2024 election manifesto – watch live

Jun 11, 2024
Hello everyone, good morning, thank you all very much for coming here this morning for the

launch

of the Liberal Democrats General Election Manifesto, this is a really exciting time for our party and is the culmination of a huge amount of hard work . for many years making sure that we have the right policies for the challenges our country faces after years of Conservative chaos, making sure those policies are fully funded and, crucially, making sure the sums add up, so I would like to say a Many thanks to Dick Newbie, who chaired the

manifesto

working group, and to all the members of that group and members of our federal policy committee for the hard work they have done to ensure that we candidates have the best Manifesto possible. to run in this

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, so let me now introduce you to the man who will lead that fight for fair treatment.
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He's taken a break from his adrenaline-fuelled UK extreme sports tour to come talk to you today. boarding water slip blue wall destroyer in Chief Lib Dems leader Ed Davey thank you very much Mana for that kind introduction manira is a fantastic local advocate for the people of Twickenham and a tireless leader in improving our education system and providing real educational support and opportunities for children and young people manira I am very proud to call you a colleague and friend, thank you and thank you all for coming here today to help me unveil the

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Democratic Manifesto.
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It's been an intense couple of weeks to finalize this. 114-page document packed with detailed policies, all carefully calculated. Of course, I needed the occasional break, but when I asked my campaign team to find some odd activity to help me relax, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It's been a great thing that my team told me that I've become something of a meme on social media and can I just say to those who have suggested that my next campaign stop should be to fight a crocodile or get fired from Cannon? Please stop giving these ideas to my campaign team, they really don't need any encouragement, believe me, but what has been really overwhelming over the last week has been the incredible messages I have received from people who have heard me talk about my experiences. caring for my mom when I was a teenager and as Emily and I cared for our wonderful son John, today truly humbling messages from people across the political spectrum and outside of politics, who completely appreciate our focus on care and carers, The most moving messages of all have arrived. from other caregivers, people who care for their loved ones, who have reached out to say that's my story too, to say how comforting it is after so long feeling forgotten and ignored by people in power, to hear from a politician speak about these issues from his personal experience.
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The message is so meaningful to me that is exactly why I have been telling my caring story because it is not just my story, it is the story of millions of people across our UK who care for their loved ones and make sacrifices, which They find it exhausting, sometimes also full of love. Care has been in the shadows for too long and I am proud that, as a party, we have brought it to light like so many people. My caregiving story began young. I was nine years old when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. My father had died when I.
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Four of us were taken away just a few months after we were diagnosed with a cancer called Hodkin lymphoma so it was just me, my mom, my two brothers and I, she fought cancer for years, when I was 12 it spread to her bones and the doctors told him so. she was incurable for the last 18 months or so her pain was unbearable she was confined to her bed and taking care of her became my life before and after school giving her morphine for the pain helping her in and out of the bathroom sitting on her bed for hours just talking with her trying to make the most of every minute and I was 15 when she finally had to visit her in a totally inadequate dementia ward in my school uniform when she died.
I never called myself a young caregiver. I never thought of myself that way. I was only taking care of my mom because she needed it and because she loved her and in these last few years I have had the privilege of meeting many young caregivers from all over the country and now I hear the same thing from them, all the stories from her. They are very different and yet in many ways they are also the same, whether it is the young woman who told me how difficult it was to concentrate at school after spending the night caring for her father or the girl who said she sometimes feels as nothing more than a carer I know how that can feel and similarly when I speak to parents caring for disabled children or people caring for a parent or partner who is ill or frail.
I hear echoes of my own experience: caring for John, how close it makes you, what a special bond you share, but also how relentless it can feel - the physical challenges, the lack of a break, all the paperwork, the appointments, the phone calls, how often it can seem like no one understands and the big difference just a little extra support can make and these are the experiences we need to bring out of the Shadows because the truth is that unless we properly value care, Unless we properly support carers we will never be able to fix the crisis in our NHS or get our economy back on track and that is why I am so proud that the Liberal Democrats have put Health and Care at the heart of our campaign in these general

election

and our man's heart because there is no doubt that both the NHS and Care are in crisis and over 6 million people are trapped.
People on hospital waiting lists wait hours in pain for an ambulance to arrive or weeks to see a GP or NHS dentist, if they can find one. Tens of thousands of cancer patients wait months to begin urgent treatment, months in which each day could do everything. the difference RS hospitals are literally falling apart and the Conservatives have broken their promise to build 40 new ones. Talk to anyone in the NHS and they will tell you that one of the main causes of the crisis in our health service is the crisis in social care that exists at the moment. thousands of people stuck in hospital beds well enough to be discharged but unable to leave because the care they need at home or in a care home simply does not exist after years of conservative chaos and neglect, the scale of the challenge It's huge, so our Manifesto doesn't shy away from that, we're putting forward a bold, ambitious, fully-costed plan to tackle the health and care crisis from top to bottom.
This is a Manifesto to save the NHS and give everyone the right to see a GP within days or within. 24 hours if urgent and recruit the additional doctors needed to make this happen, also improving access to dentists and pharmacists because we understand that if more people can receive the early care they need locally, fewer people will end up in hospital giving cancer . patients the care they deserve with a cast-iron guarantee that they will start treatment within two months and investing in radiotherapy machines in more oncology nurses and in cancer research to find the next innovative treatments, finally treating mental health on its feet. equality with physical health with new mental health centers for young people regular mental health checks when people need them and a qualified and dedicated mental health professional in every school invest in public health because we know it is much better and much cheaper to prevent diseases than treating and caring for them We have an equally bold plan to make sure everyone gets the support they need, the people who need care, the incredible care workers who provide it and the unpaid family carers who also provide it, so we will introduce Free personal care that incorporates the same principles that underpin our NHS. where care is provided based on need and not ability to pay, we will properly value care workers and help fill the more than 150,000 vacancies in social care by introducing a new higher minimum wage, especially for care workers and the creation of a new Royal College of care. workers and we will give family caregivers a fair deal, starting with overhauling the entire broken down car system so that it provides real financial support to those who need it.
Imagine what all this would mean for people across our country instead of being stuck in an overcrowded hospital. Thousands of people could return home to be cared for by their families with the professional care and financial support they need to make it work. We can transform cancer care and increase survival rates to among the best in the world. We can help people

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s in good health and with all the benefits that come with it, we can ensure that everyone can see a doctor or dentist locally when they need it, putting an end to these excruciatingly long waiting times, taking the pressure off the rest of the NHS. we can get people off the waiting list and put them to work making our economy grow strong again we can also save our inner coffer we can solve the care crisis we can give people a fair deal now I know when you look at the state of the NHS and care Today all this may seem a long way off and there is no doubt that it will take a long time and a lot of hard work to repair the terrible damage that the Concertiv Contras have caused for so many years, but our Manifesto sets out how it can be achieved. achieved and Liberal Democrat candidates across the country are ready and able to work tirelessly to achieve it, so every vote for the Liberal Democrats in this election is a vote to elect a strong local champion who will fight every day for the NHS and he will worry about me.
I am really proud of the focus our Manifesto puts on these issues. A concern for most of my life. This is personal for me and I have met so many wonderful carers whilst traveling around the UK. I know it's personal for millions of people. Let me mention just one. Another policy in our Manifesto that means a lot to me personally, is restoring appropriate bereavement support for parents whose partners have died. I remember how important the widow's pension was to my mother after my father died. I remember going for a walk with her and our dog every fortnite to collect it, we weren't especially difficult, but it made a difference, it meant something, so you can imagine how angry I was when concert artist Johnson talked about pmqs when I became leader and I am proud that in this Manifesto we commit ourselves. to reversing those cuts and restoring adequate support payments to parents like my mother, there is much more I am proud of in our Manifesto: our clear plan to end the scandal of rural sewage being dumped into our rivers and beaches and to retain water.
Businesses must be held accountable for the damage our policies have caused to solve the long-term cost of living crisis, from an emergency home energy upgrade program to reduce people's energy bills to a national food strategy including free school meals our commitment to restoring a proper community policing and ensuring that every robbery will be dealt with by the police and investigated so that everyone can feel safe in their own homes and walking their own streets mending our broken relationship with Europe rebuilding the ties of trade and friendship boosting our economy and restoring Britain's role On the world stage, all this and more is crucial to achieving the Fair Deal that the British people deserve and is why every Liberal Democrat MP elected on July 4 will fight in the next Parliament, but if we really want to tackle the big challenges facing our country, from health to the environment, crime to the cost of living, there is one more part of our Manifesto that is absolutely critical: our Policies to transform the nature of British politics end first by passing office and replacing it with fair votes through proportional representation taking big money out of politics with a limit on donations to political parties shifting power away from the center so that local decisions are made by and for the people and communities they affect put real power in the hands of the people and hold the powerful properly accountable Because this election has to be more than just a change of government, we must make more than making concertation essential, although we must transformour politics forever, so that politicians have to respond to the dreams and desires of the people, because that is the only way we can bring the real change that our country needs, it is the only way we will get a fair deal , a fair deal when everyone can afford a decent home somewhere safe and clean with a comfortable retirement when the time comes when all children can go to a good school and have real opportunities to reach their potential where everyone can get the attention quality medical care they need, when they need it and where they need it; that is the Fair Deal that is found throughout our Manifesto, the Fair Deal that the

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fight for and in this election every vote for the liberal

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is a vote to achieve a fair deal thank you thank you now I think there is time for a few questions but he's a man in charge uh Vicki young BBC News getting attention by going down water slides is one thing, but when things get serious after the election, what influence can the Lib Dems of realistically in government policy?
Well, thanks Vicki for that question. By the way, I think politicians should not take themselves too seriously. What we need to do is take the interests of the British people seriously and this Manifesto and the Lib Dems do that and if they vote for Lib Dem MPs in the next Parliament we can have a strong Liberal voice pushing for these policies and in my experience, in Parliament if you get a lot of great Lib Dem MPs you can make a big difference you can make a big difference to your community by electing a local champion Champion who will campaign for your community don't forget where their voters are the Lib Dems have a proud record of being great local champions and if we elect many more there will be so many more local champions in Parliament, but they also affect the big issues of the day, if there are many liberal democratic parliamentarians, we will begin to win those debates, something that I am so proud of in this Manifesto, which It has all the costs, I think it is already influencing the debate. in this election campaign and I know that with many Liberal Democrat MPs elected we will affect the debate in the next Parliament and we will change the course of our country and we will achieve the real change that our country desperately needs hi Chloe key ITV News um, last time the Liberals The Democrats

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ing a Manifesto to stop Brexit was central and it's not even mentioned in it until page 112, the penultimate page, where you say that one of your party's goals is to rejoin the EU.
Can you clarify for voters if that is something we would try to do in the next Parliament thank you very much Chloe um we have made it clear time and time again that we are a pro-European party that believes that our country's interests are best served by working with other countries in mutual benefit and how On that page we say that we believe in the long term. We need to get back to the heart of Europe, but we are being very clear that we are not going to pretend it will be easy. Sadly, the Conservative Party has so poisoned Britain. relationship with our closest neighbours, our allies, they have undermined trust and when I speak to European politicians, unfortunately they don't trust the UK any more and how sad that is, and that's why we've spoken to people across the UK and we've heard in On this issue we have spoken to people across Europe, particularly politicians, about what can be achieved and it is clear that a step by step approach will have to be taken to rebuild that trust and rebuild that relationship, but I think very quickly you will get a much better trade deal than the terrible trade deal that Boris Johnson got that would really help our economy help small businesses to export help farmers help fishermen I think ultimately it would reduce prices in the shops I think you know that getting a really good trade deal would be an absolute priority so, you know, allowing young people to be more mobile across Europe, there are a lot of things set out in the

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about how we could start to rebuild that relationship, all in a very clear direction, but unfortunately it will take time because the conservatives have done so much damage thank you Sam coach announcement Sky News um, you talked about care and your experience with care um, but all the indicators are that we are heading towards a large labor majority, which which makes you think that the ideas in this Manifesto will have some impact on In the next five years, what will success look like when it comes to policy?
Well, success, firstly, results in many Liberal Democrat MPs being elected and I hope you don't mind, Sam. I want the British people to take a chance on us. and I want them to see that we have great ideas, great candidates and the more you vote for us, the more we can achieve real change because we are the party that really delivers change, whether in a political system or in health and care. we have the most ambitious health and care package of any party and what I say to anyone in any other party just look at this, look at how we pay for it, look at how we have costed it, look at the details and talk to the people in the Department of health.
Service and care because I've done it and they really like these ideas, they think they add up and they think they would make a big difference, whether it's investing in primary care GPS NHS dentist Community pharmacist so people don't have to go to hospital or investing in care Whether it's formal social care or family care so that people can get out of hospital more quickly or don't end up coming to hospital as much, this is one way that could transform it and the reason why I think others will start to look at this idea seriously. because it's correct because it's well thought out and you know what I hope someone asks me about the costs in a minute because you know I've been through, yes, I've We've looked at the details and we're very cautious because in these costs we haven't done what some of the experts have advised us to do, which is to include the savings that we will obtain so that you know the free personal care according to the Institute. of public policy research by the end of the decade will potentially generate up to £3 billion a year in savings for the NHS.
We haven't included that in our costs because we're cautious, but it does show the next MPs in Parliament. parties that take this approach and we can save our NHS. I mean, that's very important. I'm sick and tired of Tory MPS saying they've sorted it and then meeting people up and down the country who can't get a GP appointment. who have waited for hours for an ambulance who can't find an NHS dentist there were NHS dentists in my constituency in chesington who told me when I went to visit them that they had had to look after a pregnant woman from Cornwall who couldn't find an NHS dentist NHS except in Chesington.
You know this is the state of our NHS under the Conservatives and we are going to reform it and we have the ideas and the election must be about ideas and we have the best waiting for the Applause to get down to the morning thread Paul mnar Channel 4 News um, you are the leader of a party that wants a closer relationship with Europe. Are you concerned that you are fighting for greater integration with a Europe in which voters over the weekend have given a clear message that they want the opposite. I don't know how to interpret the results.
The way I would ultimately interpret them is that people all over Europe and in this country are quite unhappy because they want change and we also want change because we are unhappy, we think the conservatives have ruined our economy and our health service. Health and the people want change, but in this country the people have a party called the Liberal Democrats that has some serious and sensible costs and policies that will bring about that change and in terms of achieving a better relationship with Europe, whatever the brand of the European Parliament, I think it makes sense, it makes sense, you know, I have spoken to businessmen who say they can no longer afford to export because of the conservative trade deal they have.
I have given up on how sad it is that it has undermined our growth. I have spoken to pharmacists who cannot get the medicines that people in their community want because of problems with the pharmaceutical trade. I think it's pretty clear now that the Tor agreement. with Europe it has been a disaster for our country, so I am a tough negotiator and I would negotiate for our country what is best for our country, what is best for our people, but I know that what the conservatives delivered is the worst. for our people hello Peter Walker from uh from uh from the guardian sorry I'm trying not to drop my laptop as I get up um the politics that emerged overnight on the idea of ​​income tax reform from capital um I guess there's a two part question this is kind of a challenge to other parties to have tax plans that you know you think would actually work and it's essentially because it's aimed primarily at wealthier people it's almost a wealth tax, it's a bit of a challenge to the unions to try and potentially do something about it too thanks Peter, um, listen, our whole Manifesto is a challenge to other parties, whether it's on healthcare, whether it's taxes, whether it's make your numbers hold up, you know, one of the reasons why we've calculated this very carefully and shown where we can get the money because I think voters are disillusioned.
I think they don't trust politicians or political parties anymore and, you know, part of our attempt over the last few years to listen to people trying to understand them is making sure they know that we represent their community with strong local champions. It's about rebuilding that trust. One of the reasons we want to reform our broken political system is to rebuild that trust and the cost of the Manifesto is about that and the The CGT issue, uh, we think it's fair that the very, very, very rich in our country pay more taxes. The CGT system at the moment is unfair to some of the people who pay it, so our reforms would actually reduce the capital gains tax bills paid by the majority of people who pay capital gains tax. of capital right now we are bringing in a higher allowance, crucially, we are bringing in an IND indexation allowance for inflation, we are going to have relief for small businesses, so a lot of people who currently pay cpor uh income tax of capital and the Tes would not pay it with these proposals, but the Tores are failing to pay the CGT the correct level of CGT, people who are really very well off, we are talking about multimillionaires, we are talking about billionaires. and they are paying a lower tax rate and lower capital gains than many of the people they employ, they are paying an income tax that is simply unfair and when our public services are crying out for money, our health service, our schools , our police force, we've got to find the money from somewhere and the concertivs have increased taxes so much on ordinary people, ordinary families, pensioners, that I want to reach record levels.
The Tes are the party of tax collectors, right? and taxes have increased so much that it is a cost. of living through a crisis, we're not going to do that, but I have to say that the 0.1% of people who would pay these higher corporate taxes, let's be clear, if you make more than £100,000 a year in capital gains, more of £100,000 a year in capital gains you pay 45% on those capital gains, that's what we're talking about and I think other people making incomes above that should pay that rate, why shouldn't people make profits of capital just because they are billionaires?
They were excluded from paying their fair share of taxes, so, you know, I think it's the right thing to do as it ensures that we can increase our numbers. I'm very happy to explain to people the details that I already started doing, aren't I? uh sorry I'm getting geeky now um but I think this is desperately needed reform uh Kate McKen from Times Radio um you want to talk about costs so let's talk about some details that I read quickly in this Manifesto wants to end at the benefit limit for two children, how will you pay for that? promises to double statutory maternity and paternity pay to £350 a week, how will it pay for that?
How will it pay compensation to women on top of pensions? Where will the cash come from? Those are just some of the things, there are many, many more, and what do you say directly to the yes who say you won't be able to raise some of the billions of pounds that you say you will be able to raise? It's not realistic, thanks for your question, Kate. I'm happy to explain this to everyone and our team. We've been working on this for quite some time. We use the best sources for ourfigures in which we could include the "yes".
In some places I am very happy to meet the requirements and analyze them through our Figures. That is not a problem and if you look at the costing document which I believe is already available, can anyone tell me if it is available online. We are not. By hiding it, you can see all the figures and all the answers to your questions. Basically, what we are doing is raising taxes primarily on the big banks, the oil and gas companies, the social media giants, and also Google and Amazon. 0.1% of the richest people I just talked about, so all that tax revenue is there, and we're spending it.
I think wisely, we often spend them in areas that would save money in the long run, which is a good thing. Good maintenance. I haven't seen that in many years, so I think when you see that costing document, I hope all your questions are answered, if not, check back with us because, frankly, we really want to make this a major point in this election. . uh we believe that there are political parties that are not really telling the truth about how they are funding their policies and I think we need to expose and I'm happy to look at the if, yeah, well, they are certainly ambitious, I think we can achieve them and one of the reasons Why I think we can achieve them is that in all areas, take the capital gains tax, for example, if you look at the figures of what the various experts say we would collect from our policies. are higher than what we put into our costs because we have taken behavioral change into account and in a number of areas we have deliberately done so to be very cautious with our costs and I will challenge anyone, particularly the other parties, on whether they have had the cautious approach we have taken Chris Hope G GB news Davey this is a detailed Manifesto no doubt but what is the point of voting Lib Dems when you are not going to win your best result is maybe 50 MPS? when Labor is going to achieve victory according to the polls and only with Brexit, the goal here is to rejoin the Single Market, when all that happened and the ultimate goal is to rejoin the European Union, well, thanks Chris um , if you vote Lib Dem you will get many local Lib Dem champions as your MP.
I hope the entire country votes for these wonderful people and if we did, we would transform our politics and, you know, you don't seem to know the outcome of the election. I'm really very impressed. uh, no, it's all at stake. I don't put ambitions in Ambitions in the S. I am realistic about our unfair voting system and that is why I have said throughout this campaign that there are many parts of the country where you can only vote for the Liberal Democrats can beat the Conservatives through the blue wall in the home counties. I'll take you through all the home counties you know, Hampshire and Hfire South and Sussex, Oxford and Cambridge missed some places we were going, I'm sure you did, so the blue wall, uh, let's tear it down and take it away many seats to the Conservatives in the west of the country, well you know, we have been strong in the past, we will go back to the west of the country and there are parts of the Greater Manchester rural area in mid Wales, parts of Scotland, we are going to face to the SNP, parts of Yorkshire, you know, we're actually the only ones who can beat.
The Conservatives hold so many seats so the exciting thing about this election campaign is that people have heard of us and I really hope they hear about these policies, particularly our plan to rescue our NHS today, when they hear them they will see our great champions. They will come and back us and if they back the Lib Dems on July 4, yes, they will get a local champion, but they will get people who will go to Parliament to fight for real change, a fight they already know. Outside of the sewage scandal, it was the Lib Dems who were the first to point out that I haven't heard much from other parties, so if you want to fix the SE scandal, vote Lib Dems.
I'll go to Europe in a minute, no. Don't worry, don't worry, eh, but there are many things in this Manifesto that are totally distinctive. If you want this ambitious program of change, you have to vote for the Lib Dems, you won't get it from anyone else. On Europe, I mean, Chris, we couldn't have been clearer. We already answered it several times. I'm happy to answer it again. We are the most pro-European party in British politics. We are proud that we believe that serious government works with its neighbors. your friends and things that are mutually beneficial, whether it's trade, whether it's attacking international trafficking gangs, whether it's tackling climate change, all of these issues are international and you should work with your partners and you know that the fact that the conservatives don't do it is a betrayal of our country.
I'm proud of our country, I'm a patriot and there are some people in the conservative party who have undermined my my country, our country, and it makes me angry because that's wrong, they misled people, so no, you can't have In a moment I'm afraid then that's just being frank with you because you have to rebuild that relationship. Unfortunately, it will take time, but it will take time. We have to take the British people with us. We have to show the benefits. and we will, oh yeah, sorry, love Politico, there's a lot of evidence to show that one of the big issues for voters in this election is just disillusionment and lack of trust and just fed up with politicians, what they say in elections versus what they do.
How much responsibility should the libdems take on this, considering the Coalition and obviously the most important thing are the student fees and to what extent have they taken this into account when writing this Manifesto so as not to end up in the same thing? position where if you accidentally end up in government by mistake in some coalition you have to get rid of big things you've promised to let people down again well, um, let me take that straight, emo, you know, we fight the conservatives every day um we didn't win everything and we paid a price for that um uh I lost my seat we had three bad election results because I think the people you know wanted to punish us for that right but actually when I became leader I said we needed To wake up and smell the coffee and need to listen to people, go out into the communities and talk to them and hear what their concerns were and make sure that everything we promised was realistic and could be delivered, there was an iron discipline that we applied.
We have imposed on the party, you know, the party has willingly accepted it because we have seen the disaster of the Conservatives and we wanted to make sure that the British people had a real choice of people who could bring about the change that they want so much and it has been a long time coming. Since I took office, we've been working very, very hard and we hope to tell you today all about the hard work, whether it's the costs of making sure people realize that we've really made our sums add up or whether it's our policies central to this election, so I just tell people that I understand why they are disillusioned in politics.
I get it, I really do, and one of the reasons I've talked about being a caregiver is because I know millions of people. People who think they've been forgotten are disappointed, and I want to tell them that I understand that, and we've made policies that are based on people's real lives, not some think tank here, but real lives, and I . I think if people look at what we're saying, I think they'll see their lives reflected in our priorities and I hope that's the case and hopefully we can close that gap that, you know, happened in the past.
Durant with pa? um we've talked a lot about taxes, uh, and there's a lot there, whether it's for aviation and the reforms around that, uh, but also capital gains, uh, the tax that you're addressing voters in the blue wall that they could work on in the city, um, is this. It's going to hurt that vote at all, well the vast majority of people who pay capital gains taxes are going to get a tax cut so you know, it's not like I'll ever take leaves from the conservative book because we've got our own right valued, right? but this is a tax cut for the vast majority of them, so I think they'll know when they read the details.
I'm sure everyone will lay out in full detail the fact that we have an increase in allowance for the people we have. We have relief for small businesses by introducing a new inflation allowance which will eliminate capital gains for most people because much of it is inflation, if that is eliminated as it used to happen it will mean that a large number of people who currently pay capital gains taxes they will not pay it, remember that only 0.9% of people pay capital gains taxes right now, so 99 over 99% of people do not pay capital gains taxes capital gains, but there are 1% that do or 0.9% that Most of them will get a tax cut and we will be happy to explain the figures to you.
We thought about it for a long time. We take a lot of advice from people. We think it's the right way, the fair way to raise the money we need. our Public Services I'm worried about our blue wall voter and I want to make sure they know from people like you that they are going to get a CGT tax cut, um, Nick W, BBC news nights, um, Can I take you back to your favorite topic? which is the European Union, uh, which if I have read the manifesto correctly, you are talking about a phase of the journey, one is a more constructive relationship with the EU, another phase is membership in the Single Market and another phase could eventually be that let's rejoin, it seems that way.
I suggest that you include us in the economic architecture of the Single Market before entering into the political architecture, which is membership. I thought that in your opinion, as always, there is no point in separating the two because you know what single membership in the Market means: it means accepting free movement. means accepting rules means being a rule taker so are you saying that we would enter the Single Market as a rule taker before we have the opportunity to be a rule maker as a member? Thank you very much for that question because it allows me to clarify a little more for you and for the viewers.
First of all, you were getting a little ahead of yourself. This is going to take time and in fact we have four steps that we have laid out in four stages before. we can enter the single market and that could take some time, I don't know how long it will be and it will not start with a trade agreement based on the single market, but with a trade agreement based on what the European Union and ourselves can agree in which it would be much better than the disastrous deal that Johnson agreed to so we can get a lot of benefits to begin with, but to your point about taking rules, we are a rule taker now we are a rule. taker now you know the conservatives tried to do that you know they somehow got out of it they didn't they didn't do it um you don't for once they haven't told the whole truth um and then uh you know, I think our approach would actually give us a lot more influence than the concertiva if the consera had had no influence we would be much more influential we take it in a carefully thought out way because I think that is the only way we will rebuild that trust and you know you mentioned free movement, we are actually quite interested ​in the proposal that has been discussed about people aged 18 to 30, you know that our young people should have some freedom, our young people should have some freedom and that is established in the Manifesto. as one of our steps to rebuild the relationship thank you.
I'm getting that signal that tells me I have to get moving and what I would say to you is, first of all, thank you, thank you for coming, thank you. If any questions arise, please contact us again for any follow-up. I really want to answer all your questions. But I'm told an election is a roller coaster, so I'm going to ride a roller coaster, thank you. it was e e e for

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