Carmichael launches tax campaign weekend


On Friday, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael launched a nationwide weekend of campaigning for the Liberal Democrats in support of the £825 income tax cut that starts on Monday 6th for working people in Scotland.

Speaking on the campaign trail in the Borders with Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk candidate Michael Moore, Mr Carmichael will set out the Liberal Democrat’s record of action on income tax cuts and explain to voters how his party will take it further with another £400 cut in the next parliament.

Commenting, Mr Carmichael said:

“These are the most important four days in the campaign so far. Millions of people in Scotland will see the benefit of Liberal Democrats in government when their income tax goes down on Monday.

“In 2010, David Cameron said that we could not afford to cut tax for workers. Liberal Democrats in government proved him wrong. I am proud that we have helped deliver a £825 tax cut for more than 2.3 million working Scots.

“This is a tax cut for working people that the Conservatives said was not possible and Labour and the SNP did not want. It has been delivered by Liberal Democrats.

“As the campaign unfolds it is clear that with the Tories veering to the right on cuts and Labour and the SNP veering to the left with their borrowing plans, no other party will put taxes down for working people.

“We know that the Tories would never cut taxes for ordinary Scots on their own. Labour and SNP borrowing plans mean we would have to spend more money paying off debt rather than ensuring workers can keep more of the money they earn.”

 


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