March 17, 2016
George Osborne says he has made the rich pay a bigger proportion of tax than ever before, simply by giving them everyone else’s money.
The richest 1% of the population now pay a higher proportion of total income tax than at any point under Labour – because no one else has any income, the Chancellor boasted.
Mr Osborne said in his Budget speech: “No one can say the rich aren’t being made to pay their share under a Conservative government. The richest 1% are now paying exactly the same share of income tax as their share of income: all of it.
“In this Budget we redouble our efforts to make Britain fitter with a commitment to now target the richest 0.1% with bigger taxes – by giving all the money to them.
“It’s fucking brilliant.”
Asked by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn how the Government would help everyone else, the Chancellor said: “Who even are you?”
Mr Osborne added: “We’ll tax fizzy drinks or something. Because one thing’s for sure: we’re not paying for them to be fat cunts.”