Sir Keir Starmer says it’s not the time for tax rises for businesses — for once he’s making sense
Change of Keir
WE couldn’t believe our ears.
Who was this politician yesterday, soundly agreeing with The Sun that “now is not the time for tax rises for businesses”?
Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates…Sir Keir Starmer soundly agreed with The Sun that ‘now is not the time for tax rises for businesses’[/caption]
None other than Sir Keir, the Starmer chameleon.
A little more than a year ago, this same man campaigned to install mega-taxing, business-wrecking, Brexit-reversing Marxists in Downing Street.
Yet here he was, for once making sense.
We sympathise. But we’re not minded to back any.Chancellor Rishi Sunak seems focused on tax hikes to whittle down the vast Covid debt[/caption]
We will shed the fewest tears about owners of multiple homes paying more capital gains tax when they flog them.
But increasing corporation tax now, when Britain desperately needs firms to create jobs and growth, is madness.
Does it not bother the Treasury to be plotting tax rises even Labour baulks at?
IN one breath, scaremongers demand we “follow the science” — then they claim pupils and teachers will walk into the jaws of death when schools reopen on March 8.
You cannot hold both positions. Not when the scientists insist school is safe.Chief medic Chris Whitty considers the risk to kids going back to school ‘incredibly low’[/caption]
Chief medic Chris Whitty considers the risk to kids “incredibly low”.
His deputy Prof Jonathan Van Tam says schools “absolutely” must reopen.
There will be multiple Covid tests and masks in class.
Spring should allow for better ventilation. Vaccinations should keep older parents safe at home.
It’s less risky even than it was last year, when schools were judged “not a significant driver of infections”.
Let’s get the kids back, for their sake.
WE argued for years the EU was an unaccountable, inept bureaucracy bent solely on self-promotion and self-preservation.
Every day its calamitous and worsening vaccine rollout proves us right.Brussels chief Ursula von der Leyen now admits our Oxford jab is safe[/caption]
Brussels chief Ursula von der Leyen now admits our Oxford jab is safe, but can’t get one because Belgium brainlessly and hastily banned it for over-55s.
It should be funny, but it’s costing lives.
Jab well done
THE decision to promote people with learning disabilities up the vaccine priority list is hugely welcome.
Well done to DJ Jo Whiley, who campaigned for it.Well done to DJ Jo Whiley, who campaigned for people with learning disabilities to be moved up the vaccine priority list[/caption]
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It is great news too that her disabled sister Frances is getting over her Covid bout.
The jabs queue has thrown up some anomalies, like Jo getting hers before her vulnerable sibling.
We’re glad the Government saw sense.
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