Balls repeats history with attack on Tory sales tax record

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AT is the tax that every Tory government in the last 40 years has raised. But no Labour government has ever hiked up the main rate of VAT.” This is the hard-hitting claim that Ed Balls will level at the Conservatives today, echoing past elections when the unpopular tax was also used by Labour to attack the Conservatives. A 1992 poster (above) featured then-chancellor Norman Lamont... but failed to prevent a Conservative majority.