Just watching an excellent piece on the Politics Show about LibDem tax increases. As Peter Riddell said "If you scratch a LibDem Spokesman they will come out with lots of detyailed taxes". The reactions of normal teachers and doctors who found out what the LibDem Local Income Tax would cost them was very telling.
And they even want to introduce a Dog Tax. That was a new one on me, I admit.
And they want to introduce VAT on new housebuilding. That'll be part of their commitment to affordable housing then... These people are tax junkies but despite the 40 new taxes they want to introduce they still can't meet their spending commitments. My experience on the doorstep talking to people is that they are beginning to see though the LibDems' national promises. One or two recently have begun to equate them with the Old Labour spending plans under Neil Kinnock.
Oh, Vincent Cable says that they won't introduce a dog tax. Jeremy Vine said it was on their webiste. cable said that did not mean it was party policy. Bit like the Tourism Tax then. And these people want to run the country!