Making war and raising taxes are the central powers of any state.
New Labour doubled taxes on the poorest workers. Now, if the New Labour Executive backs down on its taxation decisions, reinforced by their having been voted through the Parliament using the fullest Labour majority, then the government, and especially its Leader who raised the tax against the poorest when Chancellor, will be truly in office but not in power.
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