You should pay more tax, says Labour’s Harman

HARRIET Harman, Labour’s Deputy Leader, has finally let the cat out of the bag: Labour want to raise your taxes.

In a radio interview, she said: ‘Yes I think people on middle incomes should contribute more through their taxes’ (Source: LBC phone-in, 14th July 2014).

Ed Miliband has defined those on middle incomes as “people either side” of £26,000 a year(Source: Ed Miliband, BBC Breakfast, 28 February 2011). So Harriet Harman’s confession means that millions of hardworking taxpayers would pay the price for a Labour Party that hasn’t learnt its lesson.

Labour want you to foot the bill for their plans to spend more and borrow more – and they’ve floated a number of tax rises if they win the next election:

–          A new tax on the family home (Source: Ed Miliband’s Speech in Bedford, 14 February 2013)

–          A rise in National Insurance (Source: Observer, 20 April 2014)

–          Higher fuel duty (Source: Ed Miliband, Labour Press Conference Q&A, 11 January 2011)

–          A new tax on farms (Source: Mail on Sunday, 8 June 2014)

–          A graduate tax (Source: Emily Thornberry MP on Daily Politics, BBC Two, 2 April 2014)

–          A rise in corporation tax (Source: Financial Times, 24 September 2013).

–          A new tax on pensions (Source: Liberal Conspiracy, 20 September 2013; HM Treasury, Budget 2013, March 2013, Table 2.1).

When they were in government, Labour raised taxes by £1,400 per family (Source: IFS, Tax and Benefit reform under Labour, p.24, 7 April 2010).

By contrast, the Conservatives have frozen fuel duty and cut income tax for 25 million hardworking taxpayers, making families more financially secure.

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