David Cameron’s cuts to tax credits could see him forced out of Downing Street just as Margaret Thatcher was, Neil Kinnock has warned.
In a rare intervention, the former Labour leader told The Independent the Prime Minister’s “cruel” plans to cut £4.5bn from tax credits would provoke a similar reaction to Ms Thatcher’s divisive poll tax.
Lord Kinnock, the opposition leader between 1983 and 1992, said the tax credit cuts would be “devastating for millions of workers’ families”.
He said: “Two months ago the Budget pledged to ‘reward work and back aspiration’. The working tax credit cut negates that for over three million workers. Everyone – whatever their income – can see the massive injustice. The British sense of fair play will be deeply offended.”
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