Harriet Harman MP, Labour's Deputy Leader, responding to Nick Clegg's speech to Demos, said:
"Nick Clegg’s talk of ‘promoting fairness’ is nothing but empty words when he has chosen to prop up a Tory Government which is making families and children bear the brunt of their unfair policies.
“Clegg is part of a Government which has cut tax credits for working families; has increased VAT – costing a family with children £450 a year; and which is giving banks a tax cut this year. Rather than putting a brake on Tory policies, Nick Clegg is allowing them to penalise hardworking families.
"With the Government trebling tuition fees and abandoning our national interest by walking away from Europe, people will know there is no liberal tradition Nick Clegg is not prepared to sacrifice."