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UK has one of the most flexible labour markets in the world – Farron

April 27, 2012 3:41 PM

Tim FarronResponding to comments by Liam Fox on employment rights, Liberal Democrat Party President, Tim Farron said:

"The UK has one of the most flexible labour markets in the world and reforms to tribunals by Vince Cable have improved it even further.

"I don't believe that tearing up employment rights is going to pave the way for economic recovery.

"People worrying they may be fired at will is only going to undermine consumer confidence at a time when we want people spending on their local high street.

"Liberal Democrats believe the right way to sort out Labour's mess is to get spending under control, get the banks lending, rebalance the economy away from the City through the £1.4bn Regional Growth Fund and invest in the future and skills of our young people as we have through the £1bn Youth Contract."