» Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Asked if he could recall the last time the Prime Minister admitted that he made a mistake as he did this morning, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) replied that he did not have the exact words in his head, but he remembered similar issues arising relating to the 75p increase in pensions a few years ago.

Asked if the Treasury should have been a bit more candid about the tax changes announced regarding vehicles, the PMS replied that he was glad that he had been asked this question as it gave him the opportunity to point out the Treasury press notice issued on the day of the Budget. It made clear that the changes in VED related to all new and existing cars, and there was also an excellent table in the Budget document which set out very clearly what the old rates were and what the new rates were. As the Daily Telegraph would confirm it was their splash the day after the Budget, so it was not as if there was any great new revelation or new facts here.

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