Thursday, 9 March 2017

Today's award for conflating two totally unrelated issues goes to...

From The Evening Standard:

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: “The Government is forcing workers to pay for its reckless hard Brexit plans. It’s a disgrace that thousands of hard-working entrepreneurs in London will be hit by a tax hike.”

He's not as old as he is confused, is all I can say. Were the Lib Dems not in the coalition government which increased NIC rates for employers, employees and the self-employed by one percent from 5 April 2011?

All those moany Labour MPs appear to have forgotten that a Labour government did exactly the same thing back in 2003.

And WTF does this have to do with Brexit anyway?

NB, NICs are clearly the second worst tax after VAT so I'm not defending Hammond, I'm just judging people by their own standards.


Bayard said...

"And WTF does this have to do with Brexit anyway?"

It's a bit borderline, but NI can probably be considered part of "the economy" and everything that's wrong with the economy is because of Brexit.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, and good news is "despite brexit” blah blah blah.