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New budget is criticised by Lib Dems and Tories

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posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 04:50 AM
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Kennedy criticises 'unfair' taxes

Gordon Brown has failed to tackle the "fundamental unfairness" in the tax system in his ninth Budget, Charles Kennedy has said.

How was it right that the poorest 20% of society were still paying more as a proportion of their income than the richest 20%, the Lib Dem leader asked.

The new £200 council tax rebate for pensioners did nothing to fix the "unfair tax", he added.

The government could not go on "patching up" the system, he added.


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Howard attacks 'pay later' Budget

Tory leader Michael Howard has dismissed Gordon Brown's Budget as "vote now, pay later" spending plans.

The simple fact was that under a new Labour government taxes would go up after the election to plug a financial black hole, Mr Howard said.

Everyone could see the chancellor's "sweeteners", but these hid tax rises for hard working families, he said.

Labour's "faltering election campaign" would not be helped by the package of measures, Mr Howard added.


news.bbc.co.uk...

Well, Mr Brown has had a hard time with his new budget plan. Both Lib Dems and Tories have attacked the new budget as "unfair" and "pay later". Tories seem to be launching most of the attacks, with them stating taxes would have to rise.




posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 09:37 AM
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The tories have been predicting the biggest economic disaster ever since day 1 of this Labour gov in 1997.

So much for their economic competence.



posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
The tories have been predicting the biggest economic disaster ever since day 1 of this Labour gov in 1997.

So much for their economic competence.


Yeah Tories have been doing it since day 1,
i totally agree with you



 
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