Instead, he tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes. People won’t be fooled by pie-in-the-sky promises of tax cuts in six years’ time when he can’t tell us where the money will come from.
Even the Tories admit this is an unfunded commitment of over £7 billion, so how will they pay for it? Will they raise VAT on families and pensioners again?
The only concrete pledge we’ve had from the Tories this week is a promise to cut tax credits by hundreds of pounds for millions of hard working people while keeping a £3 billion tax cut for the richest one per cent.
Only Labour will make Britain work for everyday working people, rewarding the hard work they do and saving the NHS they rely on.
Our plan will cut taxes for millions on middle and low incomes with a lower 10p starting rate of tax and save and transform the NHS with 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs. And we’ve said how we will pay for it.
Our NHS Time to Care Fund will be funded by asking the wealthiest to pay a little more, properly tackling tax avoidance and asking tobacco firms to pay their fair share. A commitment the Tories won’t match.
The Tories can’t build a better future for working people because they only stand up for the privileged. With the NHS going backwards and a recovery which works just for a few, working people can’t afford five more years of David Cameron.