Clegg defeats rebels over LibDem tax plans in UK
Following Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg's announcement that the British political party would take a turn to the right and announce a plan to lower taxes, Many in the party are unhappy with Clegg's decision to bring it to the right, But Clegg has survived a grilling in a party meeting yesterday and the plan will go ahead.
Nick Clegg won his first conference showdown as Liberal Democrat leader on Monday as delegates backed his plans to adopt a manifesto of lower taxes and lower government spending.
Party members debating in Bournemouth rejected a rebel amendment which would have tied the opposition LibDems to making reducing inequality a greater priority than tax cuts.
Instead they backed Clegg's plans to find tax cuts from a review of 20 billion pounds of public expenditure if the party wins the next election, due in 2010.
These will come on top of the party's existing policy of a 4p cut in the starting rate of income tax, funded by green taxes and reductions in tax breaks enjoyed by the wealthy.