It’s just over a week since I accepted the position of Deputy Prime Minister – and already we have achieved real change.
Changes that the Liberal Democrats have spent months campaigning for, are about to happen.
There will be no ID cards, no third runway at Heathrow, no more fingerprinting in schools without parents’ consent, no more child detention.
Promises we were making a few weeks ago are becoming realities. Fair taxes. The income tax threshold will rise to £10,000. That is this Government’s priority, not tax cuts for millionaires. The best start at school for every child. Extra money is now going to be targeted to pupils who need it most. That is a huge leap in creating a truly mobile society.
We’re making Britain’s economy fairer. The banks are going to be taxed, the bonus culture is going to be addressed. And we’re cleaning up British politics. Fixed term parliaments are happening. People will soon have the power to sack corrupt MPs, and be able to vote in elections to the House of Lords.
But this isn’t the end of the story.
Thanks to your support there are Liberal Democrat ministers in government, putting Liberal Democrat policies into practice.
I need you to take the next step and join the Liberal Democrats today.
We’re going to be campaigning for real change in government just as strongly as we did in opposition.
By joining the Liberal Democrats today, you can be part of the Liberal Democrat team in government. You can give us the strength to win the referendum on the voting system, and to make sure this government gets on with the job of bringing real change to Britain.
You can join online, quickly and easily, here.
Over 5,000 people joined the Liberal Democrats during the campaign. Many more have joined since the election results came in.
Most members joining online give about £25 as their first subscription, but you are welcome to give as much or as little as you can afford.
I hope you will join us today.