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Why is Labour staking its election campaign on defending a rise in national insurance?

It will hurt the pocket of the average voter.
It will cost some their job.
It isn’t even a “stealth tax” any more.

As for Gordon Brown’s Wayne Rooney reference to the need to support an injured economy, how on earth will raising taxes on labour aid the recovery? It’s like the 10p-tax-band abolition fiasco all over again.

Have Labour lost it?

Posted 05 Apr 2010 in Blog, Britain, Politics, Public finances

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