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Lib Dems claim Tories will have to make cuts to meet tax pledges

Nick Clegg has said the Conservative party have no way to meet their tax pledges on raising the personal allowance to £12,500 without doing, "what Tories do best - cut."

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Clegg claims Tories 'try to pass off good ideas as their own'

Nick Clegg has mocked the Conservatives for trying to claim credit for the latest retirement and tax allowance measures.

The Liberal Democrat leader said: "Have you ever worked with someone who tries to pass off your good ideas as their own?

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg pictured today. Credit: ITV News/Emily Morgan

"That's what it very much feels like with the Conservatives, certainly when it comes to tax."

Clegg continued, "All of those changes, which all come into effect right now - today and this week - are changes that only happen because the Liberal Democrats went into government."

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