Tony Blair stated that inevitably people will suffer higher taxes as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, but the people of the United Kingdom already knew this, because they’ll be a huge shortfall that this government are going to run into.
Tony Blair, who led Britain from 1997 to 2007, stated that these changes should be coupled with the aim to stimulate better value through the UK’s public services such as the NHS and how efficiently they operate.
He continued that this is also going to mean that you force better value through public services and through what government does, and it’s not practical just to spend money, and the former Labour Prime Minister said the party should be very cautious and heedful about supporting increases in tax.
It came as some members with Sir Keir Starmer’s party talked about so-called wealth taxes to pay back the money borrowed for coronavirus, which is not official Labour policy.
Boris Johnson pledged not to increase VAT, income tax or National Insurance in last year’s election, which still stands despite the pandemic, but Chancellor Rishi Sunak has stated the books must be balanced again in the medium to long term, and the former HMRC chief also said that tax rises will be necessary.
And it added that government borrowing reached £350 billion this year, which is equal to about ten per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The Chancellor will now need to come up with £40 billion worth of tax hikes or spending cuts just to maintain debt levels to 100 per cent of GDP, and Tony Blair said another nuclear lockdown would be disastrous for the economy and emphasised the importance of preparation and prevention to avoid another spike in cases.
He further said that they’re not going to be eliminating the coronavirus for the foreseeable future, meaning that it was worth putting in place a foundation that enables it to be controlled.
We honestly can’t go back into lockdown as we were in March and April, it’s quite unworkable to think we’re going to be able to do that because the economic outcomes even from the lockdown we’ve had were so severe.
And Tony Blair said that he was already appalled by the potential damage even from the lockdown that’s been done and the loss of confidence.
And if we were to go back into another big lockdown, it would be devastating for the economy, but we can’t rule out that it won’t happen and if it does, it will be disastrous for the economy.
If there’s another spike in cases and there is a possibility, we should wish for the best and plan for the worst.
The former Prime Minister strongly recommended that we use face coverings and criticised the government’s message on wearing them.
They started saying they weren’t needed, yet two or three months ago it was apparent we were going in the direction of masks, and we should plan now, use the months of August and September to put in position the best infrastructure.
However, why should we listen to Tony Blair who led us into an illegal war, for his own self-esteem, and cause the slow-building poverty crisis the United Kingdom currently suffers from?
He’s also been the creator of our education disaster, hundreds of thousands of people, massively in debt, and vastly overqualified for the available jobs. All encouraged to spend more time in education to conceal the growing unemployment he created, and then when the burden got too great for the state to pay for, the children and their parents had to start paying, and how this man is ever permitted to show his face in public, or the media, is beyond me.
But according to Sir Keir Starmer, if you choose the Labour party in the next election he will take out his magic wand and it will all just go away.
And Tony Blair has pretty much been completely repudiated by the vast preponderance of people because he’s a war criminal, and as for us paying additional taxes, I don’t think so, and I think it’s about time these people were brought to trial.
This man needs to stop talking, and he should be in jail for war crimes he perpetrated. He has the blood of the servicemen who died in his hands – how does he sleep at night?
But the plain truth is we have the Tories in government with a vast majority, consequently, they will look to get most of the money from most of the people, while looking after their rich cronies.
What we should be doing is taxing Boris Johnson and his rabble-rousers, the millionaires, the billionaires, then us, and it’s odd how people with so much money are usually the tightest and most self-centred people.
And it’s astonishing how someone who has literally billions in their account can happily wander past people starving in the street, while the most disadvantaged will still strive to help those less advantageous.
The things that Tony B(liar) knows, nothing. Things that Tony will do to line his own pocket, anything. And people who care what Tony thinks, probably not that many.
So, why are we completely obsessed with this guy? He only has to put his socks on and we’re salivating over his every word, with most of them being either irrelevant or mainly blindingly evident.
So, the well off will be bailed out by the workers as normal, who also pay for the shortcomings of the state, and those people who saved for a potential disaster like this will get nothing in contributions.