But Mr Farage last month said he believed an appropriate top rate of tax was 40%. He also announced that no-one earning the minimum wage or below should pay any tax on their earnings.
It’s that second that is so important. And yes, this is a sign that Worstallism is alive and well in UKIP: as it is in the Lib Dems who have a similar idea in their plans for the next manifesto.
And do note that it entirely solves the “Living Wage” thing. Not taxing the minimum wage would make it, post tax, the same as the proposed post-tax living wage (well, to within pennies per hour). Lifting NI payments on it would make it higher in fat.
As I’ve said before we don’t actually have a low wage problem here, we’ve a tax poverty one.