How things have changed

November 09, 2007 12:56 PM

In any campaign it's important to look not only at individual successes and the immediate future but to also consider the bigger picture. In the TPA's case that means asking whether victories on individual taxes and specific issues of waste and inefficiency are altering the overall tone of the tax debate.


Is the way our politicians and the media think about taxes changing?


Today has provided a very encouraging example of how the tone has shifted. It would have been unimaginable even two years ago that one day Gordon Brown would be spinning energetically to try to prove he thought of cutting Inheritance Tax before anyone else. How things have changed.

In any campaign it's important to look not only at individual successes and the immediate future but to also consider the bigger picture. In the TPA's case that means asking whether victories on individual taxes and specific issues of waste and inefficiency are altering the overall tone of the tax debate.


Is the way our politicians and the media think about taxes changing?


Today has provided a very encouraging example of how the tone has shifted. It would have been unimaginable even two years ago that one day Gordon Brown would be spinning energetically to try to prove he thought of cutting Inheritance Tax before anyone else. How things have changed.

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