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Nick tells Federation that Cable is best for business

February 1, 2009

fsb-debateThe local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses held an emergency debate on the economy at the Jali Restaurant, Hastings, on Friday night.

Hastings & Rye’s three parliamentary candidates were on the panel, along with Honorary Freeman of Hastings Pam Brown, and local trader John Di Paolo.

Each panellist was asked to give their views on the current economic situation by FSB Chair Brett McLean, and the parliamentary candidates were asked to outline their party’s approach to tackling the recession.

Nick Perry, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate, said that the Lib Dems are standing up for small businesses and small government, and (in a reference to the Government’s VAT cut) will fight to offer more than small change to help low and middle income families.

Nick said, “In the past, the Lib Dems have been criticised by the other two parties for failing adequately to cost our policies. In Vince Cable, our Treasury Spokesperson, we have one of the most respected economists in the country. He has been making the right calls on the economy since 2003, and with our party leader, Nick Clegg, he has put in place the business and tax policies that will help us to come through the recession a fairer country.

“We know that small businesses need custom in order to survive. With our policies, we are making sure that there is money in the pockets of low and middle income families, so that they can support local businesses. This is crucial for deprived areas of the country such as ours.”

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