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Dundee LibDems applaud Campbell's emphasis on the real issues facing Britain

March 28, 2007 6:26 PM
Sir Menzies Campbell, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Dundee LibDems applaud Campbell's emphasis on the real issues facing Britain

Following Prime Minister's Question Time today (Wednesday 28th March), Dundee LibDems have praised Liberal Democrat Leader, Sir Menzies Campbell MP, for using the opportunity to highlight the plight of Britain's poorest people.

Sir Menzies challenged Tony Blair as to why "the poorest fifth of people in this country have a lower share of national income than they did in 1997".

When Mr Blair failed to answer this direct question about inequality, Mr Campbell instead asked him to concede that the budget will hit hardest those earning less than £18,500 a year who are not eligible for tax credits. Mr Blair again deflected the question.

Locally, here in Dundee, LibDem spokesperson Claire Matthew said, "Sir Menzies was right to highlight this important issue. It is a sad reflection on the mess that is Scottish Labour that their MPs merely raised criticism of the nationalists. It is the Scottish Liberal Democrats who care about the real issues facing our country."

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