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With his tax plans, Boris Johnson is gambling on the public’s ignorance about the true nature of wealth

Not only do most voters have little idea of what an "average" wage is in reality, they also find it difficult to see the link between taxation and their local public services

By Jade Azim  

Shadow Arts Minister Boris Johnson campaigns for donations from delegates at the Conservative Party Annual Conference in Bournemouth. Photo: PA

The Conservative candidates in this leadership campaign have seemingly competed, not just on how hard their Brexit stance can be, but on how far they can go to give tax cuts to the rich. Except that, to them, the rich are merely middle class.

Various candidates have called for regressive tax cuts for this imagined middle class. Boris Johnson’s pledge to cut taxes for those earning over £60,000 by…

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