Rishi Sunak tells Tories his plan is to ‘keep cutting taxes’ to bring the burden down – UK politics live

Latest updates: Chancellor tells Tory spring conference he did not come into politics to put up taxes Patel’s plans to process asylum seekers abroad facing Tory rebellionOfcom revokes UK broadcasting licence of Kremlin-backed RT TV channelRussia-Ukraine war: latest updates“I think people respect honesty,” says Rishi Sunak. A few weeks ago this would have been seen as an obvious dig at Sunak’s boss, but it did not sound like that today. He was talking about Treasury policy in the early days of the Covid pandemic, and how he felt it was important to admit that government policy would not be able to save all jobs.Now he’s talking about the family dog. He was oppoosed to getting a puppy for a long time, he says, but when he became chancellor, he was spending so much time at work that he lost the moral authority to say no. Continue reading...

Rishi Sunak tells Tories his plan is to ‘keep cutting taxes’ to bring the burden down – UK politics live

Latest updates: Chancellor tells Tory spring conference he did not come into politics to put up taxes

“I think people respect honesty,” says Rishi Sunak. A few weeks ago this would have been seen as an obvious dig at Sunak’s boss, but it did not sound like that today. He was talking about Treasury policy in the early days of the Covid pandemic, and how he felt it was important to admit that government policy would not be able to save all jobs.

Now he’s talking about the family dog. He was oppoosed to getting a puppy for a long time, he says, but when he became chancellor, he was spending so much time at work that he lost the moral authority to say no.

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