Today I made a proposal for the form of CGT changes the Coalition government might introduce. As yet there are no government proposals, as I imagine they are thinking through how best to change it.
The Evening Standard expressed interest in the scheme I had outlined. I explained it to them and explained it was a contribution to the debate before legislation and before government proposals. How on earth they think this makes me a “rebel” I have no idea. There is currently no government proposal to rebel against. There does have to be proper debate of ideas and proposals before turning to draft legislation. Newspapers should grow up,and stop making divisions up.
If I were ever to lead a rebellion against a government proposal I would make that clear at the time of marshalling support, and brief the press accordingly.