Michael Gove blasts 'nonsensical' tax plans from John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn

Michael Gove blasts Labour's planned announcement to tax earners over £80,000

The former MP for Surrey Heath said the measure was worrying

Monday, May 8, 2017

Michael Gove has called the Labour Party's plans to increase taxes for those earning over £80,000 "the latest nonsensical idea from John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn."

McDonnell’s measure, which would affect roughly 1.2 million people across the UK, is designed to portray the party as a protector of people on lower or middle-wage incomes.

The former education secretary said the planned tax increase for earners over this bracket was "deeply worrying" because it would target GPs and other public servants who already make contributions. 

In an interview with Paul Ross, the former MP for Surrey Heath claimed the tax rise would inevitably filter down to lower earners and stymie ambition.

He also said Emmanuel Macron will be good for Brexit as France will have a stable government. Had Marine Le Pen won, Gove said Europe would have had a “nervous breakdown.”

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