How many times dear reader have you heard Esther McVey say the bedroom tax is NOT A TAX. TAX IS WHAT YOU PAY ON INCOME IT IS NOT A TAX IT IS A SPARE ROOM SUBSIDY. Yes that would be the same McVey in whose constituency we find that 94% of all new HB claims since the election have come from private tenants who get £3.2m more each year in LHA than social tenants would get in HB (Now that is what a real subsidy is!)
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In fact you should really get the picture below!!
You may well know that McVey is the MP for Wirral West which is separated from Liverpool by two road tunnels for which you have to pay a toll. The tunnel toll is supposedly going up again and so today at a protest we see McVey holding up a banner and posing for a photograph.
What do you think it says on her banner?
Yes it does say “Axe the Tunnel TAX ”
You could have chosen to hold up a banner saying “Say No to Tunnel Tolls” and as you can see there are SEVEN such banners to hold up and pose for the picture; yet you, the very media savvy Esther McVey chose to hold up one of just two banners calling this a TAX!
Is the gentleman behind you is looking at your other face? Poor chap!