Sunak threatens tax raid in yet another Tory u-turn

Rishi Sunak: I like this shot because he looks nervous. If I was in his position, asking Tory backbenchers to raise taxes, I’d be nervous too.

This won’t play well with the Tory backbenchers: after u-turn after u-turn over Covid-19 and schools, their government is promising yet another u-turn – over tax.

Tories pride themselves on being a tax-cutting party. But Rishi Sunak is said to be threatening not just one but several tax hikes:

And to add insult to injury, the planned policy change means the Conservatives will be mirroring a policy planned by Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour in its 2019 election manifesto:

And if the voters don’t like it – and they don’t:

… What are Johnson’s already-disgruntled backbenchers going to do?

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2 thoughts on “Sunak threatens tax raid in yet another Tory u-turn

  1. Debbie Wiles

    I know a few people who earn 80K or more. They have all told me over recent years (even those who use loopholes to pay less taxes) that they would happily pay higher taxes if asked (or told) to in order to improve the lives of those on starvation wages (or lower wages, to rephrase it).

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