It means 1.2 million people will be braced for a tax rise, the details of which are expected to be published later this month.
Mr McDonnell will also decline to rule out increasing employers’ national insurance contributions, prompting fears the party is planning a stealth raid on business.
Employers’ NI is incidence upon the wages of the workers.
Even Snippa manages to get that one right.
The Telegraph, less informed about the economics of tax than Spud.