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Can we trust Labour with fiscal policy for the town?
Is there no penalty when politicians publish dubious information to tempt or frighten sections of the electorate into voting for them?
I cite the recent ‘Labour literature’ which states that a family earning £20,000 per annum loses £450 per annum because of the 2.5 per cent increase in VAT.
Simple mental arithmetic shows that they would have to spend £18,450 on 20 per cent VAT items, leaving only £1,550, which would just cover electric and gas, with nothing left to spend on food, rates, etc.
Can we really trust people with such arithmetical ability to run a tight fiscal policy for our town?