Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Tax credits backfire on families

Where does the buck stop in this Government? Gordon Brown has presided over monumental incompetence over tax credits. His staff paid out taxpayers' money wrongly, advised surprised recipients that it was their money and they should spend it and then clawed it back, to their great distress. If a company chairman presided over such a screw-up, we all know what would happen.

It used to happen in Government too. Lord Carrington resigned because the Falkland Islands were invaded on his watch. He could not possibly be blamed, but he accepted responsibility. Gordon Brown can be blamed, but he won't take responsibility. If he won't resign, he should be fired.

BBC NEWS | Business | Tax credits backfire on families

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