He commented: “However Brown and Darling wrap it up, it’s still a
Christmas tax bombshell.
“Because Gordon Brown thought he had
abolished boom and bust, he failed to fix the roof when the sun was
shining. Now we are all paying the price. He has left the British
economy the least well prepared in the world to deal with the
downturn. Now, the Government has made it clear that it is going to
add to Britain’s borrowing problem with a massive tax con. That will
create a long-term borrowing bombshell.
“The British public are not fools -
they can spot the difference between a tax cut and tax con.
“It is quite astounding that Darling
does not propose to balance the budget until 2015. The national debt
will rise to over £1 trillion.
“The Conservatives argue for
spending restraint. We will reduce the growth rate of spending in
2010-11, the first full year of any likely Conservative Government,
and for future years, below the levels currently forecast by the
Government. So the choice is between tax cons now and tax rises
later with Labour, or fiscal responsibility and funded, permanent
tax cuts with the Conservatives.”
Jackson was elected in May 2005 to represent the
Peterborough constituency in the House of Commons.
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