The Lib Dems really should shut up and wait for undecided voters to drift towards them because whenever they actually have to come up with policies they screw up.
Take National Insurance. Last week Vince Cable criticised Conservative opposition to the NIC thus “Opposing jobs tax is ‘school boy economics’ ” ohh the great economic sage has spoken! Schoolboy economics from George Osborne.
Funny then to read the following statement in the newly published Lib Dem manifesto:
‘…the increase in National Insurance Contributions is a damaging tax on jobs and an unfair tax on employees, so when resources allow we would seek to reverse it.’ (Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2010, April 2010, pg. 97)
Schoolboy economics from Vince Cable is it?