Yesterday I voted against the government’s Bill to introduce a Care Levy.
Words are the currency of politics. If you debase them you devalue your coinage.
I gave my word in the 2019 election to my voters that I would not support a rise in Income Tax, National Insurance or VAT.
The Care Tax begins life as an increase in National Insurance.
I will post my speeches during the stages of the Bill which raised a range of issues about economic policy, NHS management and social care reform.