Backlash to BoJo's Plan to Hit Young and Working Class with Punishing Tax Hike

Backlash to BoJo's Plan to Hit Young and Working Class with Punishing Tax Hike


Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to batter primarily young and working-class taxpayers through a National Insurance hike are being opposed by the Labour party and other opposition parties as well as swathes of his own party.

The planned increase in National Insurance Contributions (NICs), ostensibly to increase funding for the National Health Service (NHS) and social care, flies directly in the face of commitments to Conservative Party voters in 2019, when their election manifesto took a clear stance against tax rises.

The move — which some believe could prove to be a “read my lips, no new taxes” moment for the British leader — has already been condemned by the opposition Labour Party, despite their own penchant for tax-and-spend policies, with party leader Sir Keir Starmer saying: “We do need more investment in the NHS and social care but National Insurance, this way of doing it, simply hits low

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