Liberal Democrats, who have already rejected such proposals, have limited tolerance for Conservatives who are increasingly ignoring the Coalition Agreement they signed up to. Retoxified already, a Conservative Party specifically targeting the most vulnerable as the scapegoats for deficit reduction is not a brand with which progressives should want to be associated. With Cameron having rejected numerous forms of wealth taxation and backed the one widely accepted cut that could be made
to the welfare budget, the Tories are opting for brinkmanship.
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