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Liberal Democrat conference: Clegg to call for tax on wealthy

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is to repeat his call for a tax on the wealthy when he rallies activists on their party conference's opening day.

He will urge lower taxes for workers doing a "proper shift" but higher rates for those "sitting on a fortune".

Lib Dem calls for a one-off tax on "unearned wealth" have been rejected by their Conservative coalition partners.

Mr Clegg will also defend going into a coalition but say his party has "different priorities" from the Tories.

Iain Watson reports.