The Liberal Democrat Voice

Liberal Democrat Voice has published two articles about the marriage tax allowance over the last couple of weeks.

The first, by Caron Lindsay, its co-editor, notes that “The very idea of forcing the unmarried to pay higher taxes, or to lumber a family where one spouse has left to marry someone else with a bigger bill, is not popular, to say the least, with Liberal Democrats.” Caron notes that even if backbench Lib Dem MPs ignore the coalition agreement to abstain, the parliamentary maths still means the Conservatives could push it through. She calls on senior Lib Dems to “give it the ridicule and contempt it deserves”.
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The second article, by Julianne from Don’t Judge, reminded Lib Dems of Nick Clegg’s comments on marriage tax, “Miriam and I got married for love, not for three quid a week. It’s patronising drivel”. It also demonstrates how the policy won’t help very many deserving families. It asks Lib Dems to help us urge Lib Dem MPs to vote against a marriage tax allowance.
You can read the full article here