“A Decade of Renewal”: Clibs Back Blurple Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Friedmanite19, who delivered today’s statement outside Downing Street.

Downing Street was the setting today for a speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Friedmanite and the Leader of the Classical Liberals saw the announcement of Clib support for the government’s “People’s Budget”.

The announcement is a major boost to the government, who have spent the past week embattled with the Iran crisis, and the governments decision, and subsequent u-turn, regarding exit from the JCPOA. The Telegraph understands the government have spent the past several weeks negotiating with Classical Liberals and Liberal Democrats, to ensure a majority in the Commons for the governments fiscal plans.

The arithmetic in the Commons currently has the Blurple, or Indigo as the Prime Minister has tried to rename it, Government on 44 seats. With Classical Liberal support, this boosts their numbers to 57, effectively guaranteeing its passage through the house. 

With the news of a civil service error regarding revenues generated from VAT resulting in the budget currently being in deficit rather than surplus, the Treasury was attacked by the opposition for its perceived instragience over the “triple-lock” pledge, with some saying it was impossible, and would simply endanger the nations finance. However in his speech outside Downing Street, the Chancellor hit back, saying he had proved the “doomsters and gloomsters” wrong, by delivering on the triple-lock promise while simultaneously getting rid of the deficit. This is a move that will be very popular in the LPUK’s Milton Keynes HQ, and among many in the corridors of power. 

HiddeVdV, Classical Liberal Leader, who pledged Clib support to the Blurple Budget

The Classical Liberal leader and First Minister of Wales HiddeVdV96 spoke of “game changers” achieved by the Classical Liberals in the budget, praising the protection of the triple lock and the increase in funding for Wales. With the Classical Liberals collapsing poll numbers, it is possible they view this as part of a strategy to show their ability to get their objectives through from the opposition benches.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer provided the following comment to the Telegraph-” I am excited for the first ever LPUK budget and am pleased that the Classical Liberal approached talks with a bi-partisan spirit in order to eliminate the budget deficit, level up funding across the UK and give hard working Brits a tax cut. The opposition told us we could not keep the triple lock, yet we have, we’ve proven everyone wrong. This people’s budget will set the path for a decade renewal and I look forward to its passage.”

The Classical Liberal Leader gave this comment to the Telegraph- “We’re proud to support this budget, we’ve achieved a lot of things, like lowering taxes and an increasement in mental health care funding. We have shown that we’ll always act in the national interest and get the UK moving again”

The Shadow Chancellor Cdocwra in an answer to the Telegraph said “We have a Government that has made clear, and a Chancellor that has made clear, that they are dedicated not to ensuring that we have a budget that actually provides for the people of this country but instead shall look at cutting both Housing Benefit and NIT. If this weren’t enough the Government has only just been through a scandal because their last budget put this country under greater financial strain than was claimed at the time. The Classical Liberals have chosen to take this opportunity not to distance themselves from a government with a financial record of cuts and failure to deliver but in fact have chosen to actively ally with them for the purposes of the next budget. We already knew what the Blurple Coalition was made of so this doesn’t tell us as much about them as it does the Classical Liberals themselves, a party that has shifted so much over the course of this term that one wonders what it is they actually believe in at all.”

Breaking News: Blurple Government and TLC Opposition formed

A statement from the powers that be tonight confirm that Leafy_emerald has been asked to form a coalition following successful internal votes within the Conservatives and Libertarian Parties. A similar proposal was rejected by the Tories to coalition with the Classical Liberals, although Telegraph Sources understand that it was a close decision.

A statement from the powers that be tonight confirm that Leafy_emerald has been asked to form a coalition following successful internal votes within the Conservatives and Libertarian Parties.

A similar proposal was rejected by the Tories to coalition with the Classical Liberals, although Telegraph Sources understand that it was a close decision.

The Press Director for the Conservative Party released the following short statement when asked for comment.

“We are very pleased to be back in government, this time with the LPUK. We’re looking forward to developing strong policies and putting Britain back on track with our partners.”

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Speaking about the failed vote within the Conservative Party, Classical Liberal leader Twistednuke said he was “pretty disappointed” with the decision, adding:

“I think [The Classical Liberals] have a record of delivering our commitments in Government, reforming mental health, tackling the housing crisis, fixing local government et cetera, and the Tories would have found us a valuable partner.”

Twistednuke

The Traffic Light Coalition will form the official opposition led by Labour Leader WillShakespeare99, with the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru all working within it.

The Leader of the Official Opposition, speaking to the press for the first time in his role, explained what he wants to get out of this term.

“One of the centerpieces of my election campaign was the Worker’s New Deal, and it will be one of my key priorities in the days and weeks ahead. I think it will do a lot good, giving ordinary people a pay rise, limiting pay inequality and restricting, and democratising executive pay, introducing reforms to vacation time and sick leave to offer worker’s a better situation in those areas.”

WillShakespeare99

When asked about the dangers of a Conservative – LPUK Government, he explained why he is not downhearted after tonight’s events.

“Seeing the LPUK – a party whose values and policies do not, in my view, serve working people – enter Government for the next six months fills me with a renewed sense of purpose to provide good, constructive, and impactful opposition.”

WillShakespeare99

The Classical Liberals, New Britain and Climate Rebellion will be the parties sitting in Unofficial Opposition.

Friedmanite19 is no stranger to the role of Deputy Prime Minister, taking it up in the Brexit Caretaker Government. When asked for comment, he told The Telegraph that:

“We are feeling optimistic about the future of the country , Britain is on the verge on real change with this new coalition which will radically improve lives up and down the country. The LPUK has come a long way since its formation and we are excited to form the next government and start reforming Britain and deliver upon manifesto pledges”

Friedmanite19

On key priorities for the term, he told this paper:

“Tax reform is high on our agenda along with reforms to make our immigration laws  fairer , our education better and to introduce competition into the transport , protecting our national security and renewing trident sector amongst many more policies”

Friedmanite19

On reaching out to other parties, specifically asked whether compromise was on the table, he was less specific.

“The Government’s door will be open to MPs across the house to see where we can find common ground to improve the lives of all Britons”

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The Cabinet is due to be announced in the next few days, followed by a Queen’s Speech. This will be based of the coalition agreement leaked to The Telegraph earlier today. Stay up to date with all the latest developments with The Telegraph.

This article was written in my capacity as a journalist, and not as an MP or member of the Classical Liberal Leadership

Tommy1boys, Telegraph Journalist

Exclusive: Tory – LPUK Coalition Agreement

In an explosive leak to The Telegraph, policies of a potential Conservative-LPUK Government have emerged.

The document, seen exclusively by this paper, shows plans to slash Tobacco duty by 10%, Alcohol duty cut by 50% in pubs and 25% in shops and levy a new prescription charge on all but the least well off patients and students at £10.

Amongst other things, there is an attack on free school meals, a pledge to decrease Vehicle Excise Duty and a commitment to raise Carbon Tax.

A surprising lack of detail on immigration suggests common ground on the nitty gritty could not be reached, when compared with the immigration proposals set out in the Conservative – Classical Liberal – New Britain agreement. A vague commitment for a “points based system” is all that is reported on this area.

The Coalition agreement says the Common Fisheries Policy will be replaced with something which gives British boats the sole access to fishing in the 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone around Britain.

One interesting measure that caught the eye of this paper was a commitment to review GPs pay. It is widely known that the LPUK demanded a cut to GPs pay in Liberal Alliance talk following the last election, and whilst no details have been released it could be that this is very much on the cards.

Sources from both parties are split on whether or not this policy will lead to a cut in GPs pay. One said that “anything and everything is on the table”, whilst the other said they “do not think” cuts will take place. Nobody I have spoken to in either parties have denied that this is a possibility.

Both leadership teams were contacted but declined to comment for this story.

This article was written in my capacity as a journalist, and not as an MP or member of the Classical Liberal Leadership