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Tax has gone up by 50% under Labour

A report by the Taxpayers Alliance has laid bare the economic prowess of Gordon Brown and shows that tax under the Labour government has increased by 50% since they were elected. The basic figures show that in 1997/98 when the government was elected the tax take was £293.8 billion but it has risen to a massive £517.1 billion for the 2007/08 tax year - a rise of more than 50% in 10 years!

So next time you read the news and hear ministers boasting about how public services have improved and how life in the UK has never been better, cast you eyes back to how it was in 1997. The problem for Gordon Brown is the fact that many people do not believe that life is better now than 10 years ago, they do not see any significant improvement in public services and there is no money left in the public purse to bail the UK economy out as the US government is doing.

On top of this Gordon Brown will leave the UK and the UK tax payer with the largest public sector account deficit of modern times and UK Plc with debts of over £500 billion. He came, he saw, he spent, spent, spent.

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