“We cannot afford it” – Cameron on raising income tax threshold to £10k. In 2010.

by Stephen Tall on May 1, 2013

With a hat-tip to Ed Stradling, here’s a reminder of what David Cameron told Nick Clegg about raising the income tax threshold in the first leaders’ debate:


(Watch it on YouTube here.)

I think it’s fair to say the Tories have since had a change of heart. Apparently it was their idea all the time:

tory tax poster

And yes, before the inevitable below-the-line comments start: tuition fees, tuition fees, tuition fees, repeat ad infinitum. There, saved you the trouble. Which gives us enough time to remember what the top Lib Dem priority in 2010 was…

Tax Threshold infographic

* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum, and also writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.