Jimmy Snot And Labour Never Change.
"Looking at the impact by the end of the relevant parliament, Labour increased taxes by £11.3 billion after the 1997 election (in the July 1997 and March 1998 Budgets), cut them by £4.1 billion in the pre-election Budget of 2001, and then increased them again by £9.6 billion after the 2001 election (in the April 2002 Budget). Should tax-raising measures prove necessary to finance the government’s spending plans and comply with the fiscal rules, past experience – to the extent it is any guide – suggests that tax increases are more likely to be announced after the election than in the run-up to polling day." http://www.ifs.org.uk/budgets/gb2005/05chap6.pdf
Here is a pledge missing from that pathetic card.
We will rob the productive and give to the feckless, rape the tax payer and reward the idle.