Saturday, 19 April 2008

When the Mirror attacks

I have very little time for the Mirror, I stopped paying it any attention when a previous fat Labour fraud, Bob Maxwell took it over. However this article entitled "Axe this unfair tax" has been pointed out to me. Here's an extract:

"...the abolition of the 10p tax rate was down to Mr Brown.

In his last Budget as Chancellor it was Gordon Brown who wanted to make a dramatic gesture of cutting 2p off the main rate of income tax.

It was Mr Prudence who decided to pay for it by abolishing the 10p starting rate, meaning many low-paid workers forking out more rather than less.

Labour governments should not be in the business of taxing the poor more.

It is made worse when the rich are left to exploit tax loopholes to evade what they should pay.

The growing rebellion among Labour MPs over the abolition of the 10p rate is the most dangerous yet of Mr Brown's short reign.

The Prime Minister must accept his responsibility. He must reverse an ill-thought out and unfair tax policy."

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