Wednesday, 24 April 2013

David Cameron is dividing Britain with his millionaire’s tax cut

Families are now losing £891 a year while David Cameron gives an average tax cut of £100,000 to millionaires.

This is the wrong choice, it is unfair and is totally out of touch with people on modest incomes who are struggling with the rising cost of living.

Cameron had a chance to make amends this week, when Labour proposed measures to make taxes fairer and to ease the squeeze on living
standards.

But instead, the Tories voted against:
  • cancelling the millionaire’s tax cut and the raid on family tax credits
  • a temporary VAT cut bringing back the 10p tax rate, paid
  • for by a tax on properties worth over £2million
  • cracking down on tax avoidance by companies who earn from us but don’t pay their way
This sends a clear signal to the whole country about whose side David Cameron is on and who he expects to pay for his Government’s failure to get the economy back on track.

A One Nation Labour Government would make different choices from the Tory-led Government, with different priorities about who we stand up for, and different ideas about who to stand up to.

One Nation Labour’s policies are about ensuring everyone plays their part in rebuilding Britain.

The Tory-led Government has taken Britain backwards.

It’s only with everyone pulling together that we’re going turn things around.