Meeting with Vince Cable

7 Aug 2009

August 2009 Archives

Meeting with Vince Cable

By Tony Vickers on August 7, 2009 8:24 PM Late last month, three members of ALTER's Committee met Vince Cable in his office. We had a very up-beat discussion about the prospects for a stronger statement on the Party's commitment to LVT in the General Election manifesto. Vince urged us to encourage our members and supporters to keep writing letters and articles on the subject, especially mentioning it to our MPs and Council Leaders.

At the meeting, our new Hon Sec, Dr David Cooper, passed Vince a draft of his paper on the Social Justice Argument for Domestic Property Tax.

The paper as published was passed to Guardian journalist Ashley Seager last week and is likely to feature in an article in that paper on Monday, according to David. He has asked me to make it available here.

Ashley Seager has been invited to speak at ALTER's Fringe at the Bournemouth Party Conference, on Sunday 20th September 1pm in the Wessex Hotel. Chris Huhne MP, ALTER's Hon President is the main speaker. At this event, we are launching a book of essays to commemorate the centenary of The Peoples Budget of 1909. The foreword to the book is by Vince Cable.

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