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Boris Johnson would be wise to heed the growing backlash to his planned National Insurance increase

Taxes and the end

You may have a lot on your mind this week with Partygate, but Boris Johnson would be wise to heed the growing backlash to his planned National Insurance increase.

Former ministers are lining up to attack a Tory raid on workers, while Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calls it a “Prime Minister’s tax”.

With the pressure on ALL households now unrelenting, the removal of National Insurance increases should also be on the table.

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With the pressure on ALL households now unrelenting, the removal of National Insurance increases should also be on the table.Credit: PA

Even Gordon Brown, who as Labor Chancellor in 2002 mobilized National Insurance to fund NHS spending, called the latest plans “simply unacceptable”. “.

We don’t envy Boris some of the tough decisions but growth, not taxes, should be the cornerstone of his fight against Covid.

Single mothers, OAPs and people with disabilities are expected to be hit hardest by skyrocketing energy bills, so rumors that the Prime Minister is starting to cut VAT are rife.

However, with the pressure on ALL households now relentless, the removal of the National Insurance increase also needs to be on the table.

Office politics

MINISTERS will need steel, ingenuity and luck if their latest push for civil servants to flock back to office is to be successful.

Whenever the issue has come to a head before, another threat of Covid has emerged to give mandarins the reason they need to continue working from home.

That’s obviously bad for productivity, not to mention damaging for businesses that rely on commuting habits.

But with WFH jobs still being advertised and unions pursuing, we doubt that attracting the devotion of public servants will be enough.

Chicken in Kiev

Will NATO’s threat of economic sanctions be enough to deter Vladimir Putin from trying to take over Ukraine?

We must hope so, for none other than Ukrainians they seem to have enough stomach to take on Vlad the Invader.

Just when Kiev – and the world – needs a strong, united NATO deterrence, it will have an American President who seems to barely know what year it is, and a Germany damaged by the economic exhaustion of Russian gas.

Sanctions may not yet tame Russian bears – but it would certainly help if they were backed up by a credible military deterrent.

Rust in peace

When we heard a British metal icon of the 70s and 80s with a few loose screws in need of repair, we initially feared that Ozzy Osbourne had failed Sharon again.

But it turned out it was really Metal Mickey in danger, and after the death of its owner, we stepped in to save TV-loving kids from the trash.

However, we still need to find the adorable robot a permanent new home, so if any of our readers know of a suitable “boogie boogie” wonderland, let us know. know.

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