I appeared recently on The Daily Politics to advocate tax simplification. In the way of things, the Beeb only used the section where I straightforwardly called for lower, flat taxes. I didn’t object – I’m serious: low and flat taxes would be better for everyone.

Our austerity programme only deals with the deficit over five years, not the debt. We know we must lift our country’s economy and spirits in the context of an awful legacy. We know the public must continue to pay the British state’s inflated bills. We know we must create jobs. A flat tax would be an efficient way to set about it.

Read the rest of the article: Steve Baker MP: It’s time for flat taxes.

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