15 May 2010
The Con-Dem alliance leaves Liberal Democrat supporters and most voters cold. Here are the important sacrifices that were made:
* The Liberal Democrats have abandoned their election promise to introduce a special tax on properties costing more than £2 million (Mr Cameron was personally worried about that one).
* The Liberal Democrats have abandoned their opposition to the Tory's £6 billion in public spending cuts this year.
* The Liberal Democrats have agreed to support the scrapping of part of next year's one percent National Insurance tax rise.
* The Liberal Democrats have abandoned their opposition to renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent.
* The Liberal Democrats have agreed that no further powers should be given the EU without a referendum.
* The Liberal Democrats have abandoned their demand that Britain join the euro currency.
* The Liberal Democrats have thrown away their commitment to Proportional Representation.
* The Conservative Party has abandoned its election promise to raise the threshold to £1 million.
* The Conservative Party has agreed to Lib Dem plans to raise the point at which people start paying tax to £10,000, although this will be phased in.
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Community - Greens campaign to revitalise our communities and want to save public services from cuts.
Education - We would ensure education is free, including school meals.
Environment - Greens will make it easier to recycle and compost household waste and help you reduce your waste.
Transport - We will prioritise schemes for pedestrians, cyclists, bus and rail travel.
Health - Greens want publicly run care that is properly funded, free at the point of use for all.