Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has said his party would make sure low-wage earners would not pay income tax if his party wins the next election. Schools Minister David Laws said the party was responsible for some of the 'coalition's best policies.'
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has dodged a question from ITV News' political correspondent Libby Weiner over whether he will support "the blues or the reds next time" after a successful game of table football.
"Well there's no yellow team on the table," he said. "When there is, we'll make up our minds."
The Liberal Democrats are responsible for a "huge amount" of the best policies to have come out of the coalition, David Laws has claimed.
Schools Minister Mr Laws, who is one of Nick Clegg's closest allies, credited the Lib Dems for coming up with the government's "main tax policy".
He said: "The biggest, most expensive policy that the coalition is delivering is the policy to raise the tax-free personal allowance to £10,000 per year, helping people in lower and middle incomes - that's straight out of the front page of the Lib Dem manifesto."
Speaking on the second day of the party's autumn conference in Glasgow, he compared this to an "odd" pledge by David Cameron to raise the inheritance tax threshold for millionaires to £1m, before it was eventually "junked" by his party.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said a Labour government would "wreck" the recovery and Tories governing alone would produce a recovery that was "neither fair or stable".
Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr show, he refused to be drawn on what his "red lines" might be in any coalition negotiations - the policies he "would die in a ditch for".
Mr Clegg said that another coalition government would be the best outcome for the country because it enables the Liberal Democrats to act as a restraining influence on the larger parties of the left and right.
"He has given David Cameron a large majority in return for little more than the power to apply an occasional brake - a power he would have possessed more strongly had the Tories formed a minority government. For the Lib Dems, it has been an exercise in irrelevance.
"For the country, it has yielded years of austerity economics for which they never voted."
The Liberal Democrats are facing a "dilemma", the co-editor of Liberal Democrat Voice said today, after a poll found that large majorities of party councillors and activists would prefer it to go into coalition with Labour than the Conservatives in 2015 if it produces a hung parliament.
Stephen Tall said:
Our survey shows that, despite the pounding the party has taken over the past three years in coalition, Lib Dem members are still eager to stick around in government.
The dilemma, though, is this. Party members clearly prefer a Lib-Lab pact, while the leadership appears to lean to a second coalition with the Tories.
The Liberal Democrats could work with Labour, the employment minister has told the Independent on Sunday, after a new poll revealed that four out of 10 party activists want the Nick Clegg to form a coalition with Labour in 2015.
Jo Swinson added:
Working in a mature and adult way where you recognise what your shared goal is - that is not something which I think would be particularly more difficult with Labour than it is with the Conservatives.