Tory tax cuts a 'kick in the teeth' for the working class says Hyndburn MP

Blackburn Citizen: Tory tax cuts a 'kick in the teeth' for the working class says Hyndburn MP Tory tax cuts a 'kick in the teeth' for the working class says Hyndburn MP

WORKING class families are being dealt another ‘kick in the teeth’ by the government, Hyndburn MP Graham Jones said.

Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to rule out further tax cuts for the richest one per cent of taxpayers, a move the Labour MP has criticised.

Mr Jones said: “[It’s] a kick in the teeth for most of us struggling with an unprecedented cost of living crisis.

“Cutting tax for the top one per cent won't help get the deficit down and it’s deeply unfair.

Mr Jones said Labour would raise the top rate of tax to 50 per cent and crack down on tax avoidance.

He added: “When you're taking difficult decisions, it’s really important that people feel the burden is shared.”

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2:04pm Wed 12 Feb 14

mayor07 says...

The Labour party can only focus on the so called cost of living crisis because their previous criticisms of the coalition's approach to managing the economy are now so weak it's their only argument remaining.

Labour also had 13 years to properly address tax avoidance and they failed miserably at that too. In relation to the top 1% of tax payers, they pay 30% of all income tax apparently, and restoring the 50% tax rate has nothing to do with reducing the deficit and everything to do with Labour ideology.

Labour's credibility on the economy is zero so they would do well to keep their heads down on that.
The Labour party can only focus on the so called cost of living crisis because their previous criticisms of the coalition's approach to managing the economy are now so weak it's their only argument remaining. Labour also had 13 years to properly address tax avoidance and they failed miserably at that too. In relation to the top 1% of tax payers, they pay 30% of all income tax apparently, and restoring the 50% tax rate has nothing to do with reducing the deficit and everything to do with Labour ideology. Labour's credibility on the economy is zero so they would do well to keep their heads down on that. mayor07

7:52pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Legal Beagle says...

"Mr Jones said: “ a kick in the teeth for most of us struggling with an unprecedented cost of living crisis.'"

Us?
"Mr Jones said: “[It’s] a kick in the teeth for most of us struggling with an unprecedented cost of living crisis.'" Us? Legal Beagle

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