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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 30th March 2022.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Leader of HM Official Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party

The tough decisions—give me a break! We know who those two always ask to pay: income stealth tax—a tax on working people; the tuition fee raid—a tax on working people; the national insurance hike—a tax on working people. All of this while oil and gas companies see unexpected bumper profits. A windfall tax would raise billions and ease the burden on working people. The former chief executive office of BP, Lord John Browne, says a windfall tax is “justifiable”. The current CEO says that BP has, in his words,

“more cash than we know what to do with.”

Why is the Prime Minister more interested in shielding oil and gas profits than supporting working people?