Monday, 16 July 2012

Three more summer u-turns required

Dear Graham,

How many u-turns have we already seen from David Cameron and George Osborne?

Their disastrous Budget has already resulted in u-turns – under pressure from Labour – on petrol tax, pasties, charities, caravans and skips. This is what happens when a government makes the wrong choices.

But on their most unfair and disastrous decisions, they’re going straight ahead. And they’re sticking with a failed plan that has pushed Britain into a double-dip recession.

That’s why this summer Labour is calling for three more u-turns:

* To reverse the failed Tory economic plan and urgently put in place Labour’s plan for jobs and growth, including a tax on bankers' bonuses to fund jobs for young people.

* To reverse the tax cut for millionaires – their cut in the 50p top rate of tax – so that in tough times the richest pay their fair share.

* And to reverse the “granny tax”, so that pensioners aren’t unfairly hit.

This country needs a change of direction. It’s time for a three point turn.

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Thanks, Ed Balls