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Nick Clegg to give plastic bags the vote

Britain’s 4.3 million plastic bags could vote in the 2015 election under a plan launched by Nick Clegg at the Liberal Democrat annual conference. The Deputy Prime Minister told party activists: ‘The very bags in which you have brought your cheese and pickle sandwiches and Thermos flasks of tea to Conference could be the salvation of this party.’

However soon after the announcement, Nick Clegg was forced onto the defensive when news footage was released of the Liberal leader solemnly pledging never to give the vote to plastic bags.

The plan was opposed by Ed Miliband who had hoped that the 5p raised from each bag might go towards Labour party funding, ‘but only after each bag had been individually balloted and made a personal decision to donate to a political party.’

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Posted: Sep 16th, 2013 by nickb

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