Squeezing the poorest
SLASHING the living standards of families who are already feeling the squeeze could trigger a ferocious backlash against the Conservatives and Boris Johnson.
Households simply cannot lose nearly £2,000 in spending power without feeling intense pain or plunging into debt.
The Cabinet Ministers increasing taxes on incomes through National Insurance or failing to cool rising prices – particularly soaring fuel bills – are a major part of the problem.
One of the fundamental dividing lines in politics is whose side a party is on. Opinion polls suggest voters are recognising the Conservatives are tightening family budgets callously whereas Labour is proposing fullycosted policies to put extra money into pay packets and slow price hikes.
Working people deserve better from a government and political party which only pretends it is on their side, levelling down their living standards while falsely claiming to want to level up those it disadvantaged for years.