Opportunity for everyone - that's the liberal promise
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
Today, Nick Clegg gave a speech setting out his vision for a distinctly liberal future for the United Kingdom.
In his speech, Nick outlined how Liberal Democrats see the world differently to other political parties, by focussing on building a stronger economy and a fairer society, and creating opportunities for everyone.
Nick said: "We've talked a lot about building a stronger economy. We've talked a lot about creating a fairer society. But maybe we haven't talked enough about why those things matter.
"They matter because they are the only way we can enable everyone to get on in life - or as I am calling it today, quite simply, opportunity for everyone.
"And that comes from something which is unique to us Liberal Democrats; an innate optimism about people."
Nick also explained how in keeping with the party's liberal belief in creating opportunities for future generations, Liberal Democrats will abide by a new debt rule which will significantly reduce national debt so that debt is reduced to a safe level, at a sensible rate.