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Boris Johnson is the champion of the well-off, not the people

September 28, 2019 5:37 PM
By Emily Coy

Emily Coy, Chesterfield

Chesterfield Lib Dem spokesperson Emily Coy said: "A new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies demonstrates that Boris Johnson is only interested in helping the already wealthy. His real agenda, including Brexit, is to line the pockets of the rich and disadvantage ordinary working people".

Responding to new analysis published on Friday by the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, suggesting Boris Johnson's proposed raising of the Higher Rate income tax threshold from £50,000 to £80,000 would cost more than £8 billion annually and mostly benefit those on high incomes, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Ed Davey said:

"This shows what Boris Johnson does not want people to know - that if he manages to Brexit, his plan is then to slash taxes for the top earners, at the expense of ordinary voters.

Far from championing the people, Johnson really wants to take from the poor to give to the rich - he's the Sheriff of Nottingham not Robin Hood.

"With millions of people struggling to make ends meet, Johnson's unfair tax policies would divide our country even more."