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Lib Dems focus on the economy

February 26, 2012 2:13 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrats will gather at Eden Court in Inverness next weekend for the party's spring conference.

Willie Rennie MSPWillie Rennie MSPLiberal Democrats in the UK Government are at the heart of the economic recovery, providing the stability and solutions that the country needs to clear up Labour's mess.

The conference will hear from all five Liberal Democrat Cabinet Ministers in the UK Government who are helping to drive forward economic recovery.

Commenting ahead of the conference, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"Scotland's economic strength stems from the UK being on firm fiscal ground.

"After the mess that Labour left behind, Liberal Democrats in the coalition government are delivering the economic stability we need to deliver jobs and growth.

"Giving over one million Scots a tax cut is a real help to many families. I am proud that it is Liberal Democrats who have driven that forward and continue to press for more help during these tough times.

"This is in stark contrast to the SNP who have consistently got it wrong on the economy.

"Alex Salmond's prediction of an 'Arc of Prosperity', his lukewarm response to bailing out the banks and his letter of support to Fred Goodwin on the ABN takeover seriously threaten his credibility on the economy.

"Plan MacB has been widely discredited as action that would see interest rates soar to the levels experienced by some of our European neighbours and lead to the average mortgage increasing by more than a £1000 a year.

"Scotland deserves more than an economic plan based on a political sound bite.

"I'm delighted that all the Liberal Democrat Ministers will be at conference to underline the difference they are making for Scotland and the UK.

"With the SNP fixated on independence, Liberal Democrats are getting on with the job of the here and now and getting the economy back on track."