Vince Cable faces questions in Cambridge

February 23, 2010 9:38 AM
Vince Cable

Vince Cable

Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor, Vince Cable, is expected to face questions on the global recession and Britain's spiralling financial crisis when he visits Cambridge on Thursday (March 4).

The Deputy Leader will meet residents at a question and answer session at Robinson College when he could be quizzed on how the party would pull Britain out of recession and deal with an £800 billion national debt

Vince - the people's choice for Chancellor in poll after poll - reports on international economics, trade and environmental issues and has written several books including "Tackling the Fiscal Crisis: A Recovery Plan for the UK."

He will discuss the party's economic policy including:

• taking action to get wasteful government spending under control;

• giving the economy a boost by cutting taxes for people from the bottom up;

• cracking down on big business and the super rich who exploit tax loopholes;

• strengthening the country by requiring the Bank to England to take house prices into account when setting interest rates;

• regulating the banking system to prevent irresponsible lending and business practices.

Vince will be welcomed by Julian Huppert, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge who will also chair the event.

Julian said: "Vince's visit is an excellent opportunity for residents to question one of the country's most experienced politicians when it comes to the economy both nationally and globally.

"Our country is in a fragile state and needs strong leadership to rebuild confidence and point the way forward. Vince is an authority on exactly how this global recession has affected Britain and he has sound advice on how to put Britain back on track."

Tickets cost £15 for the question and answer session and a drinks reception (£5 for students) or £50 for a three course dinner. They can be obtained by emailing [email protected] or by calling Cambridge Liberal Democrats on 01223 313765.

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