Struggling families have just seen Universal Credit cut by twenty POUNDS a week while energy prices soar
The complete lack of vision and ambition of Keir Starmer and his front-bench drones has been exposed by Labour’s ‘plan’ to cut VAT on fuel bills this week.
Finally announcing a policy, Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves said the party plans to ‘pause’ VAT on fuel in response to soaring energy costs. But VAT on fuel is at 5% and the average energy bill for a family of four adults at the moment is around £30 a week.
At a 5p saving in the pound, that’s just £1.50 per week – or 35p a week for each of the four household members.
Hard-press people in this country have just seen twenty pounds a week cut from their already-inadequate resources, pushing millions into even greater hardship and tipping many over the line into having to decide whether to ‘heat or eat’.
Labour’s response? £1.50 a week, or about 7.5% of what those families have lost – and that’s before allowing for the effect of inflation and above-inflation increases in other cost areas.
Starmer’s other idea is a cut in business rates. Businesses pay 20% VAT and most can claim this back in full routinely anyway.
The utter famine of vision and ambition (for the nation) in Starmer’s party is an absolute embarrassment. Worse, it’s a betrayal of the many millions in this country who desperately need someone with a vision for real change to be challenging the Tories.
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