Last night in the House of Commons Plaid Cymru, the SNP and the Greens forced a vote on the 50% rate which was supported by ONLY two Labour MP's (Flynn and Skinner), the others abstained; so much for being an effective opposition and so much for fighting for fairness.
Interestingly my MP Ian Lucas has failed to respond to my tweet:
Did @ianclucas abstain on a vote to oppose cutting highest rate of tax from 50 to 45%. Ask him the question? @wrexhamThis is despite tweeting this after the budget:
@IanCLucas: There are just 4,000 individuals who pay the top rate of tax in Wales. Tories and Lib-Dems cut their tax at the expense of the rest. Fair?No, it isn't fair Ian; but the question the people of Wrexham want to know is, "Did you do all you could to oppose it"
Great follow up article from Newsnet Scotland, " Leaked emails pile pressure on Labour to explain Tory tax screw up."