Lib Dem leader Tim Farron makes ‘land grab’ for Labour voters
20 September 2015
From the section UK Politics
The Lib Dems will make what they call an “unashamed land grab” for Labour voters at their conference later.
The party wants to frame itself as a “credible” opposition to the Tories, targeting Labour voters after Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader.
Leader Tim Farron will stress the party’s pro-business credentials, proposing a £2,600 allowance to those starting up a company.
Those who create businesses should be “celebrated and supported”, he said.
“Liberal Democrats believe that if you have a dream you should be supported to fulfil it,” he went on.
He will announce the party’s new policy of a Start Up Allowance for new business owners of £100 per week for the first 26 weeks to be paid for by reversing cuts to corporation tax announced by George Osborne in the Budget.
Mr Farron, who was elected Lib Dem leader in July, is going all out to attract disaffected Labour voters and claims his party is now “more relevant than anyone would have predicted.”
Source:: BBC UK