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Kennedy: We will be straight on our sums
Kennedy promises to ‘tell it straight’ over economy

Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy today pledged his party would give voters a clear, rigorously costed economic plan to contrast with a Labour party that would “spin and obfuscate” and “unachievable” Conservative proposals. Launching the Liberal Democrats’ alternative budget, Mr Kennedy admitted he had no great objections to the economic direction being steered by Chancellor… Read more »

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Parents promised more flexibility
Labour promises better deal for working parents

Labour has said that it would offer more help to working parents, with an increase in maternity leave. Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt said today that Labour would offer mothers an extra three months’ paid maternity leave by 2007, with the eventual goal being a year’s paid leave by the end of the next… Read more »

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