Clegg: Lib Dems will stop 'lurch to extremes' in government

Nick Clegg called the Liberal Democrat manifesto "an insurance policy against a government lurching off to the extremes" after the election.

The Lib Dems have pledged to increase funding for education from "cradle to college", which they claim will mean spending £5 billion a year more than the Tories and £2.5 billion more than Labour by 2020.

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Harman: 'The Lib Dems broke their promises last time'

Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman has claimed that the Liberal Democrats are trying to pretend that they haven't been part of government for the past five years - and that they aren't responsible for the country's 'problems'.


Nick Clegg lays his cards on table at manifesto launch

Nick Clegg laid his cards on the table with the Liberal Democrat manifesto launch.

He said his party were vital to stop the Conservatives or Labour lurching to "extremes". He also argued a coalition including the LibDems was the only way of keeping Nigel Farage and Alex Salmond out of government.

ITV News Political Correspondent Emily Morgan on the Lib Dem's push for power.

Labour: No one believes Lib Dems after tuition fees broken promises

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman says no one would believe the Liberal Democrat's manifesto promises because they broke their pledge to protect university tuition fees.

People know that the Lib Dems are every bit as much to blame as the Tories. They have backed the Tories every step of the way while people's living standards have fallen and the NHS has been going backwards.

People know that the Lib Dems' manifesto can't be trusted. They broke the key promises in their last manifesto and are repeating them once again. People will remember the Lib Dems' record on trebling tuition fees, wasting £3 billion on the NHS and increasing VAT, and know their promises for the future can't be trusted. This country needs change - not the same Lib Dem broken promises.

– Harriet Harman


Lib Dems manifesto launch 'a bit like a trendy disco'

The Liberal Democrats' unusual choice of backdrop distracted some Twitter users from the party's manifesto policies today.

Many compared the brightly coloured handprints and neon lights surrounding Nick Clegg to a "disco" as he delivered his speech in Battersea, south London.

Clegg says the Lib Dems 'guard against extremes'

Nick Clegg called the Liberal Democrat manifesto "an insurance policy against a government lurching off to the extremes" after the election.

With neither Labour nor Conservatives making a breakthrough in opinion polls, Clegg said the big question for voters is which party will join David Cameron or Ed Miliband in coalition.

Nick Clegg urged voters to consider what will happen after the election.

He urged voters to consider "what will become of Britain" if Ukip's Nigel Farage or the SNP's Alex Salmond get into government.

He pledged that Liberal Democrats would always act responsibly, fairly and "in the best interests of Britain" if they return to government as part of a coalition, promising, "We will add a heart to a Conservative government and we will add a brain to a Labour one."

Lib Dems 'turning a page on mental health inequality'

Nick Clegg has reiterated that mental health care is a priority in the Liberal Democrat election manifesto.

"We're turning the page on generations of inequality between mental health and physical health," he told an audience in Battersea during his party's manifesto launch.

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