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UK Conservative Party Falls Behind Labour in New Poll After Tax Hike

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A new opinion poll suggests Britain’s ruling Conservative party has fallen behind the main opposition Labour party, following the government’s decision to break its election pledge by raising taxes. A YouGov survey found that backing for the Tories had fallen by five points to 33 percent after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an increase to national insurance contributions. The dip sees Labour take the lead on 35 percent—the first time the party has been out in front since January. Johnson said the £12 billion ($17 billion) tax hike was needed to reform social care funding and to help the National Health Service (NHS) clear the backlog caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, the virus that causes COVID-19. The move goes against a pledge Johnson personally made in the Conservative Party’s election manifesto in 2019, in which he promised not to raise income tax, VAT, or national insurance. …

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