Saturday, 1 May 2010

Gordon Brown rules out VAT rise as key ally deserts

GORDON Brown played what may be his final card in Labour's embattled election campaign last night, as he pledged not to raise VAT if elected on 6 May.

Amid fears in the Labour camp that they are heading for a historic defeat on Thursday, the Prime Minister went further than previously to declare bluntly that he would not be increasing the tax on goods. Asked directly by Jeremy Paxman in a BBC interview last night if VAT would go up under a fourth Labour government, he replied: "It's a no." more...


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