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Article: The recovery would not be happening without us

January 28, 2014 5:11 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

This morning we've seen yet more proof that the economy is firmly on the path to recovery. Growth is returning, with today's figures showing the longest period of growth since 2007. We've also had good news on jobs - with youth unemployment down, jobs outside of London up and a surge in new full time jobs.

In Government we're clearing up Labour's mess. Here are four reasons why it would not be happening without the Liberal Democrats.

1. Our decision to go into coalition gave Britain the stable government needed to get the country through these difficult times. Despite the endless clamour to change course on our economic strategy, we held our nerve and resisted calls for a Plan B - and it's paying off.

2. We have insisted that the government's economic strategy is about more than making cuts. As important as it is to pay off the deficit, you also need to invest in the things that drive growth - like infrastructure, apprenticeships and businesses across Britain.

3. We have put money back in people's pockets. The Liberal Democrats have already delivered a £600 Income Tax cut for 24.5 million people.

4. We are fighting to keep Britain an open and trading nation. By arguing loudly and passionately that we should remain in the EU, the Liberal Democrats are showing foreign investors that there is a party determined to make sure Britain doesn't turn its back on the world.

So don't let anyone say this is the Conservatives' recovery - it wouldn't be happening without the Liberal Democrats.