Labour is now the UK’s “low tax party” after a series of tax hikes by the government, according to shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth.
Ashworth said that Rishi Sunak’s
They’ve just put up tax, haven’t they, just imposed a tax rise on everybody and yet they don’t seem to have given a fair allocation of that money to general practice.
Well we think that particular tax rise is unfair and punishing on working people who have been hammered throughout the last few years because of the way the economy has impacted upon them. We would have had a different set of tax changes and funding decisions in order to properly fund the National Health Service.
we’re a low tax party. The Tory party are a high tax party.
We don’t believe in unfair tax rises on working people. We think tax should be fair and those with the broader shoulders should pay more.