Harlow Labour leader pours scorn on “humiliated” Tories over tax rate u-turn

News / Tue 4th Oct 2022 at 07:14am

THE leader of the Harlow Labour group has called the government u-turn on tax rates “a humiliation”.

Councillor Chris Vince said: “I am pleased to see that the Conservative Government have U-turned on their plans to ditch the 45p rate of tax, giving those with the broadest shoulders thousands of pounds of tax breaks when many families in Harlow and across the country are worried, not only about heating their homes but also keeping their homes this winter.  It was an unnecessary  and economically damaging act. 

However, we don’t get an apology from the Prime Minister or the Chancellor about this callous act.  Just the phrase ‘it was a distraction.’ Their humiliating volte-face is welcome but the damage to economy and the trust of the world money markets is already done. 

My response to the British people is not to be distracted by this U-turn. Remember it is this Conservative Government who are willing to sacrifice the next generation by making them pay for the borrowing rather than tax energy giant’s massive profits and who have removed the cap on bankers’ bonuses, at a time when the rest of us are really struggling.

I welcome today’s news but I remain extremely concerned what this heartless and hopeless Conservative government might do next. Further disastrous cuts to public services seem inevitable as the Chancellor tries to find a way to reduce the impact of his mistakes. It’s very clear they are not on the side of working people in this country and the sooner we can elect a Labour government that is, the better!

Cllr Chris Vince

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3 Comments for Harlow Labour leader pours scorn on “humiliated” Tories over tax rate u-turn:

2022-10-04 14:00:21

Vote for me, and I will make all your dreams come true. Blah blah blah…… why are politicians using diversion tactics from the real problems we face. The simple fact is we are all set to get a lot poorer in this country, due to global economy/ levelling up, which has been made possible by the invention of the internet/ better global communication , and there is nothing our politicians can do about it short of going to war with someone and stealing their stuff. We have sold the family silver and spent all the money and the cupboard is bare. Its about time someone was honest with us.

David Forman
2022-10-04 17:06:57

What about the non-British people contributing to the UK economy, such as those who have 'Indefinite Leave to Remain' status for instance? So Chris Vince speaks to the nation rather than just Harlow and Colchester.

2022-10-05 05:40:34

I don't believe for one moment that C Vincent wrote this comment, too much depth compared to his usual clap-trap.

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