Monday, 24 November 2008

Tory MP's disagree with Cameron on tax cuts

. The Independent today reports on the findings of a cross-party survey by ComRes. It found some interesting schisms on the issue of tax cuts;

"62 per cent of Tory backbenchers favour significant cuts in direct taxation, while 72 per cent of Labour backbenchers oppose the idea. Liberal Democrat MPs back the move by 67 to 28 per cent."

So, support for what has essentially been the main thrust of our economic narrative is only slightly higher than support from Conservatives whose leadership is opposed and is lower than opposition by Labour MP's. Obviously, the devil will come in how people interpret the detail of the cuts but when it comes to the budget does this prefigure the possibility that Cameron will have to reach out beyond the boundaries of his own party??

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