Saturday, April 05, 2008
How Not to Win an Argument With Labour MPs
Labour MPs are up in arms about the abolition of the 10p rate of income tax, which Gordon Brown introduced as Chancellor, but has how seen fit to get rid of. Astonishingly, according to The Sun, he is invoking the name of Margaret Thatcher in his quest to persuade Labour MPs that cutting the main rate from 22p to 20p was something which Thatcher always wanted to achieve but never did. Brown says that the only way he could do it was abolish the 10p rate. It's a very strange way to persuade Labour MPs that he's right. I guess he'll be invoking the name of George W Bush soon to persuade Labour MPs that he's right on Iraq.
Graphic hattip to The Spine