Johnson must slash taxes now instead of making “empty promises”

The Liberal Democrats have piled pressure on Boris Johnson to help families by bringing in an emergency tax cut now.

Speaking on a campaign visit to Tiverton and Honiton today, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said: “Families are facing record fuel prices and soaring bills, but Boris Johnson is still insisting on hammering them with tax rises. This is a government in crisis, too divided and weak to offer the help people need to cope with the cost of living emergency.

Christine Jardine MP

“Instead of making yet more empty promises about tax cuts in the future, Johnson should listen to Lib Dems calls for an emergency VAT cut now to put money back into people’s pockets. Every day that Conservative ministers fail to act means more pain for families struggling to get by.”

Responding to Boris Johnson refusing to support immediate tax cuts during an interview with LBC this morning, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: “All we got from Boris Johnson this morning was more bluff and bluster and no actual plan to help people through this cost of living emergency.

“He could cut taxes now, helping households and the economy but instead he just sits on his hands.

“Instead of cutting taxes – in the middle of this crisis chooses to raises them, something struggling families and pensioners will never forgive him for.”

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