Vince Cable on tax and the Green New Deal

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From Vince Cable's speech this weekend:

We want a Green New Deal. Investing in jobs by improving our homes and building more social housing. And we will set up an infrastructure bank to invest in big projects like railways and renewable energy.


And fairness is crucial.

The public will accept austerity for a time if the burdens are fairly shared.

They will not accept it from a government that imposes hardship on the majority while rewarding rich cronies, grovelling to tax exiles and non-doms and ignoring the widening inequalities in income and wealth.

There are Lib Dems with whom I have no common ground. And thankfully there are those with whom I do.

Vince is in the second camp.