Friday, 29 January 2010

Things can only get better with Labour - if you are in the top 10% of earners!

The deputy leader of the Labour Party has commissioned a official government report on equality.

Well the good news is that if you are a member of the richest part of society, under Labour you are richer than ever. Unfortunately if you are poor you have never lived in a more unequal society since the Second World War. Whichever measure of inequality you use, whether its the Gini coefficient or the 90/10 measure, Britain is a less equal society than even under Thatcher.

Blair and Browns right hand man,Peter Mandelson, once said "judge us after ten years of success in office. For one of the fruits of that success will be that Britain has become a more equal society". 2010 is 13 years on. Judgement Day for Brown?

Labour needs to follow the policies advocated by Vince Cable and close the tax loopholes for the ultra rich and raise tax allowances taking thousands out of the income tax system itself.

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