Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Clegg to fight election on tax cuts - BBC

. Interesting piece on Nick Robinson's politics blog. According to Nick;

"Nick Clegg told a Journalists lunch today that he'd fight the next election on a "radical tax cutting programme for people on low and modest incomes" and he's lined up to spell out more detail in a document on Thursday."

Such a programme would, of course, contrast nicely with that of the Conservatives who seem determined to 'not rule out tax rises' but seem determined to cut inheritance tax. Something that is unlikely to benefit low or middle income families though of course the devil will be in the detail of the savings found to cover these cuts. Also, the question has to be is if the burden will be shifted to 'green taxation' which if it does include things like road tolls could affect the families benefiting from the cuts elsewhere.

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