November 20, 2019

Boris Johnson won the first Leaders' Debate

Tonight Boris Johnson set out the choice facing voters at this election – a majority Government that can get Brexit done so the country can move on, or yet another gridlocked hung Parliament that will spend all of 2020 arguing about Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn showed exactly why he is unfit to govern our country.

He failed 9 times to say where he stands on Brexit.  

He refused to rule out a second referendum on Scotland in return for Nicola Sturgeon’s support to put him into Downing St.

He wouldn’t say how Labour would tackle unlimited and uncontrolled immigration or how he would keep Britain safe.

And his fantasy economics would take a sledgehammer to the British economy – leaving hardworking taxpayers to foot the bill.

The decision on 12th December is clearer than ever: vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour for more Brexit delay, a broken economy and the chaos of two referendums.

Or vote for Boris Johnson and the Conservatives so we can get Brexit done and focus on our police, hospitals and schools.

Region Labour's Pension Tax (£) Extra Months to Work
England 11,167 44
East Midlands 6,150 50
Greater London 12,871 45
North East 9,758 38
North West 6,835 47
South East 14,270 40
South West 7,407 45
West Midlands 10,729 41
Northern Ireland 13,718 35
Scotland 10,653 41
Wales 11,691 36
United Kingdom 11,253 43

Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:

“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”

Read more about how this Pension Tax will impact millions of savers (PDF)