"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


You'll need to hold your sides before you read this proposal from the LibDems:

A senior Liberal Democrat called for immigrants' taxes to be paid to their home country rather than the UK.

Home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne made the bizarre suggestion in the Orange Book - which contains a series of policy articles by prominent party members laying out their 'vision for Britain'.

He said he regarded immigration as a form of 'reverse aid' as it deprived poorer countries of some of their best talent and robbed them of vital resources.
'It is surely time to open a debate on appropriate means of compensation for this reverse aid, including handing over some of the tax revenue paid by the migrant to the host country.'

The Orange Book, written in 2004 when Charles Kennedy was leader, is considered to be the 'bible' of Liberal Democrat policy thinking as it was written by the party's brightest modernisers.
Enlarge pic to see Chris Huhne, Nick Clegg, Vince Cable,  Simon Hughes, Sarah Teather and David Laws launch the LibDem's election manifesto:

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