Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tory tax cuts

Sorry for absence - there is a bit of a flap on.

Just popped into share what I think is absolutely the last word on the Tory Tax challenge. I quote a comment by Graeme Archer on Tim Montgomeries Conservative Home site, from the reaction to Geo Osbourne's Today interview:

As to not offering tax cuts now - I doubt any of us wouldn't collapse with joy at the prospect of paying less tax. But I think that it's tactically vital that no specific tax cuts are offered now, because of the way Labour would react. There would be a letter to every nurse and teacher in your constituency within hours telling them (lying to them) that they would be sacked to pay for the Tory cuts. We *must* keep that debate totally closed down, because our spokespeople end up wasting interview time denying that they would do any such thing. You must have seen these interviews "which services *would* you cut then?". We get 5 minutes PR time on national telly and we used to have to spend it all denying we were going to sack nurses.

That is just so dam' true. And the sooner those more inclined to 'give me purity or give me death' realise this, the better.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very clever of the Tories, very subtle.
But are they missing a trick?

They could easily make themselves look EVEN MORE like Labour - a NuLab 'doppelganger' if you will - by promising further sharp RISES in all sorts of taxation.

That way, they would really stand to gain the approval of the BBC, Guardian & Indie.
Not the voters, it's true, but it doesn't look as though Dave is very interested in them anyway...

1:40 pm  
Blogger Floreat Aula said...

anonymong - we tried it your way 3 times. Didnt work.

4:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just amazed that I got quoted on someone else's blog! thank you so much! brilliant blog btw (natch). Happy friday matey Gx

9:35 pm  
Blogger Tim J said...

Hey no problem - it was an excellent comment in the first place!

9:51 am  

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