Finance (No. 3) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Conservative, Mid Worcestershire 5:48 pm, 12th November 2018

What I do not understand—if the hon. Gentleman really believes this—is why, for 99.3% of the time that the last Labour Government were in power, the top rate of income tax was 40%, whereas for the duration of this Government, it has been either 45% or 50%. Does Labour say one thing in power and a completely different thing in opposition for purely opportunistic, party political and vote-winning purposes?