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Opinion: Lo-Tax for the Lib Dems

landRaising the tax-free personal allowance is the Lib Dems’ headline contribution to this Government – so popular that the Tories are trying to claim it as theirs! But when Danny Alexander said that our next manifesto should include a promise to raise and peg the personal allowance to the National Minimum Wage (almost £13,000) he was setting his tax policy working group a challenge: to find £12bn a year from elsewhere.

According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies this isn’t progressive. Highest earners and others benefit, while …

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  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 31st May - 10:35pm
    Please don't derail this into a debate about VAT generally. It's a post about the irony of Leave banging on about VAT on fuel like...
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    Oops, ITV News subtitled Alex Carlisle as Donald Trump, who looks different and talks differently.
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    That's not what the electorate and a lot of our own supporters thought. Failure of communication... or are 48% of our supporters not terribly bright...
  • User AvatarPeter Davies 31st May - 9:45pm
    We stated our position clearly. Our opponents weren't in a position to make anything of it because they were both planning VAT rises.
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    James, I studied EU law and European Political Cooperation to degree level. I could bore for England on the wonders of the EU. I understand...
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