SELL OUT - As Deputy Prime Minister
Nick Clegg embraced the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent, albeit with three
submarines rather than four.
How the UK can afford so many nuclear submarines and a couple more aircraft
carriers with our National
Debt so high beats the hell out of us.
Liberal Democrats are a political party that joined forces with the
Conservatives in 2010 following a general election revelation from
voters that the public had no real preference for any of the election
promises - mainly because the policies were all about nothing - or the
voters believed that they would come to naught, which amounts to the
same thing - and they did.
In pursuit of the parties' policies on creation of "a low carbon
and eco-friendly economy", a range of measures would be adopted.
In transport, a high speed rail network would be established,
while the proposed third runway at London Heathrow Airport would be
cancelled, and no new runways would be approved for London Gatwick
Airport or London Stansted Airport.
The legislation required for the building of new nuclear power stations would proceed, without public subsidy for the projects. Any new
power stations would be required to implement carbon capture and
storage, while the targets for energy from renewable sources would be
increased, subject to the advice of the
Climate Change Committee.
Other measures include a smart grid, smart meters and feed-in
tariffs, a green investment bank would be created, and promotion of
anaerobic digestion of waste for energy,
energy, home energy improvement, green spaces and wildlife
corridors, and electric car recharging networks. Home Information Packs
would be abolished, albeit retaining the energy performance
certificates. Import or export of illegal
timber would be criminalized.
To tackle the budget deficit and national debt, the agreement
detailed "significantly accelerated reduction in the structural deficit"
over the Parliament, with £6,000,000,000 cuts to be made in the
financial year 2010–11, with plans to be published in an emergency
budget within fifty days.
David Cameron, the new prime minister, welcomes his deputy prime
Clegg, to Downing Street for their first day of coalition government.
United Kingdom has many political parties, some of which are
represented in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Below are links to the websites of the political parties that were
represented in the House of Commons after the 2015 General Election:
DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY