Labour to launch new campaign on “Millionaire’s tax cut”

25th February, 2013 2:28 pm

In the next few days Labour will be rolling out a new campaign in the next few days (perhaps as early as tomorrow) to target the implementation of George Osborne’s “Millionaire’s tax cut” whilst millions are simultaneously hit by real terms cuts to tax credits. The party will be seeking to put pressure on the Coalition with a combination of  including regional leafleting, direct mail letters and online adverts  as we begin to approach the budget.

A Labour source told LabourList this afternoon that “we think the next 40 days are a significant time for the government”. That means as well as seeking to pressure Osborne ahead of the budget, the party will also be hoping to drive through the message in April as millions start to feel the pinch.

 

  • Kubrickguy

    So the politic of envy rather than addressing the £1.47 Trillion national debt?

  • http://twitter.com/rob_marchant Rob Marchant

    This is a great idea. Labour cuts taxes for the many at the bottom end, Tories for the few at the top. Accentuates the 10p tax rate, which is the best political coup Labour has had in a long while.

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