No, really, they have kept one. They promised to bash the rich and give to the poor.
The richest households are up to 15 per cent worse off than they would have been without the successive tax changes Labour has introduced since 1997, while the poorest are more than 12 per cent better off……Any household with a total take-home income of £29,791 — about £40,000 before tax — had lost under Mr Brown’s tax and benefits policies, the institute calculated.
And they\’ve done that.
Make sure you note the difference between individual income and household income there. £40k individual income puts you in the top 10% of the income distribution. Don\’t think it does for household income. Two people on median incomes for example would have a household income over that £40 k before tax.
Now, whether you think it right that a household so modestly ahead of the game should have their taxes raised to pay for the expansion of outreach diversity advisors is another matter. But this is what Labour said they would do and this is indeed what they have done.