In yet another call for lower taxes from a Labour politician, Alan Milburn told a charity conference in London that the Government must shrink the size of the state and called for measures to improve social mobility, including "cutting taxes for the low paid." He said:
"The old top down approach to governance will no longer work. It is not just that the public have reached the limits of what they will pay in taxes, although they have. People in low and middle income families are under pressure and feeling the pinch."
Quite right! It won't be long before more in the Labour party recognise political reality. A benign "Dutch auction" between the parties on tax at the next election is exactly what hard-pressed taxpayers need.