Boris Johnson has accused Labor of having an ‘urge’ to raise taxes, despite his government introducing the biggest tax hike since the 1940s.
Johnson left the door wide open to possibly backtrack on his opposition to the plan.
But he said: ‘This government is not in principle in favor of higher taxation.
“Nothing could be more transparent in this exchange than their desire to raise taxes. »
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), the official independent body that reviews the government’s public finances, recently rejected the government’s claim that it was cutting taxes.
The independent think tank Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) also criticized Chancellor Rishi Sunak for claiming to have cut taxes while allowing them to rise.