Tory VAT tax rises and Michael Caine … the spoof posters collection

On the day that the Lib Dems tried to smoke out the Tories’ true position on whether they’ll jack-up VAT by 3% – annual cost to the average household, £389 – to pay for their unfunded tax-cuts, David Cameron was joined by a man worth £45m who rather likes the Tories’ promise to cut taxes for the wealthiest at the expense of everyone else.

Full marks to Lib Dem HQ who were smartly on the case to splice the two stories memorably together:

Lib Dem blogger Mark Thompson had his own pithy take on it:

And finally, here’s the Tom Jones VAT bomb (please don’t throw your knickers at the screen):

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  • Anthony Aloysius St 9th Apr '10 - 8:37am

    This is just going from bad to worse.

  • The only slight problem is that this isn’t…erm…Tory policy.

    But nevermind

  • Terry Gilbert 11th Apr '10 - 4:34pm

    The Tories would never ADMIT in advance that they were going to raise VAT. Remember Thatcher?

  • Hmmmm. £400 in vat next year is about £2000 total extra spend at current rates… less if vat goes up. With the rapidly rising cost of essential goods and services(food water power fuel) seems a fairly cheap option. Can anyone do better…?

  • The last Tory government showed us that their instincts are:

    – Sell off state assets to cut income tax
    – when you run out of state assets, hike up VAT. For the Tories it’s their favourite tax as it hit the poor hardest and they can always say that people on low incomes don’t have to pay VAT if they don’t buy “luxury goods/ services”

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