Labour Stand Up To Boris Johnson’s Tax Hike
~Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, in a speech outlining why Labour will not vote for a rise in National Insurance, said:
“There are two tests for the package announced yesterday. The first: does it fix social care? The second: is it funded fairly? The answer to both is no.
It is a broken promise, it is unfair, and it is a tax on jobs.
The Chancellor’s Tax on Jobs doesn’t just let down those needing care or working in the care sector, it is an tax on all those in work.
As daily Covid cases continue to climb, the only shielding this government is interested in is protecting the wealthiest few from paying more tax.
That is why Labour will vote against this unfair, job taxing, manifesto-shredding, tax bombshell this evening.”