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    "The Conservatives are "a lower tax party", Theresa May has insisted, amid speculation her party may raise taxes if they win the general election.

    Speaking in Dudley, she said Labour's "natural instinct" was to raise tax.

    But the prime minister would not say whether she would keep her party's 2015 manifesto pledge of no rises in VAT, national insurance or income tax.

    The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, accused the government of planning "a tax bombshell".

    The Liberal Democrats suggested Mrs May intended to hit the pockets of the "white van man".

    Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Thursday there should be "flexibility to manage the system" of taxation."

    General election 2017: PM says Tories are 'party of lower taxes' - BBC News



    So now they will increase taxes whilst claiming they are lower taxation party

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    All three parties will raise taxes, either directly or through stealth taxes.

    Some has to pay and as always it will be those earning £50K to £250K that will be the target. Those one more can probably afford a tax consultant, those on less are the new "poor".
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    So you want to just bend over on the basis that all 3 parties want higher taxes???

    Correct aim would be to beat out tax increases out of at least one party, otherwise they are getting no votes and could sit in opposition all their life.

    No tax increases are acceptable

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    I can give you some guidance with this, mate.

    The Tories will raise taxes.

    The Lib Dems will raise taxes more.

    Labour will raise taxes even more.

    None of that can even remotely be in doubt.

    One party might not raise taxes. Vote UKIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WordIsBond View Post
    One party might not raise taxes. Vote UKIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    They've never raised taxes in government yet, you've got to give them that.

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    It's the wrong argument anyway. Sadly that is the soundbite that will appeal to the average voter.

    However, the real intention should be to be the party that raises the most tax revenues. As we've seen elsewhere, that might mean cutting some to encourage growth. Labour's brainless approach is to up the rates, thus encouraging both avoidance and departure...
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    They should learn how to do more for less money

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
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    Speaking in Dudley, she said Labour's "natural instinct" was to raise tax...
    Since the Tories are raising taxes, that can only mean that they like to indulge their unnatural instincts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Since the Tories are raising taxes, that can only mean that they like to indulge their unnatural instincts.
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