According to the Sunday Mirror, senior Labour sources have told them that up to 150 Labour MPs are likely to revolt over the abolition of the 10p tax rate. That's not a senior Labour source, it's senior Labour sources. Oh dear, how sad, never mind. What a bloody idiot Gordon Brown turned out to be. The Conservatives have been trying to win over Labours core voters for years. And can you believe it - Gordon Brown has handed young, low paid men and women to them on a plate. Not only that, but he has probably alienated many long term Labour supporters for going against all the party stood for, i.e. defending the country's poorest.
Labour of old cared for our lowest paid citizens, New Labour under Gordon Brown couldn't care less. The abolition of the 10p tax was a con to allow Gordon Brown to cut the 22p rate to 20p - at the cost of the lowest paid (The dipstick thought cutting the 22p rate would look good in the press). Then there is the hike in car tax which was heralded as a Green policy. This seemed to hit the average family with an average family car, not the rich in gas guzzlers. And I don't remember Darling telling us how this money would be spent to save the planet.
It's a money grab by a Prime Minister who has saved nothing, spent too much, borrowed too much and is now desperate for cash - nothing more nothing less.