Boris Johnson tries to calm Tory mutiny with vow to keep taxes low

Taxes will be zero for those who die because of his foolish Covid-19 management…

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PM and chancellor Rishi Sunak play down talk of extensive tax rises in autumn budget

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have vowed to keep taxes low, in a coordinated attempt to calm mutinous Conservative MPs angered and unsettled by the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.

In a series of briefings with so-called “red wall” Tories, the prime minister and the chancellor sought to play down suggestions that the autumn budget would include extensive tax increases to reduce the budget deficit.

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