Cuts protest at Lib Dem Conference

Protest at Lib Dem Conference
Protesters gathered outside the Welsh Lib Dem Conference Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales Nick Powell

Protesters campaigning against the so-called 'bedroom tax' and other cuts in government spending held a small demonstration outside the Cardiff hotel where the Welsh Liberal Democrats are holding their conference.

They claimed that the Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, had 'gall' to come to Cardiff and described him as 'the millionaire deputy prime minister who lives in a million pound home while telling us we need to downsize our homes'.

In the Conference hall, Mr Clegg told delegates that governments had to live within their means. But he denied that the coalition is 'cruel and unbending', saying ministers had made a pragmatic choice to slow down the deficit and debt reduction timetable.

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Welsh Lib Dem conference

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have held their spring conference in Cardiff.