First on tax, he did almost nothing. He is simply letting inflationary stealth increase taxes over time by not increasing allowances. This has been done before, which is going to be a recurring theme of all that follows. It’s never been popular. It is regressive. We needed progressive tax change. We are not getting it.
When, a decade back, I was shouting that we need to increase the personal allowance to counter decades of stealth taxes by not increasing allowances I was told – by the P³ – that this was regressive and therefore I was a neoliberal fascist and the like.
Fun how descriptions of exact the same thing change over time, isn’t it?