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.

Latest Blogs:

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Get nanny out of the nursery

12:00 PM 20, Oct 2017 Ben Ramanauskas

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Magna Carta - A Very English Tax Revolt

9:09 AM 26, Sep 2017 Daniel Pryor

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Who will defend the defenders?

12:03 PM 20, Sep 2017 Duncan Simpson

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

What’s wrong with the all-ages graduate tax?

6:09 PM 18, Sep 2017 Jan Zeber

TaxPayers' Alliance Icon

Should taxpayers fund Zumba, facials and spas for the NHS?

4:02 PM 18, Sep 2017 Ben Ramanauskas