Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Rishi Sunak

‎”You guys were constantly talking about the 45p tax rate, which is why we had to take it away”

James Cleverly, FCDO Secretary of State, Sky News

Facts

Market reaction, not media chatter, forced the government u-turn over the 45p tax rate.

Verdict

Foreign Secretary James Cleverley misleading TV viewers. This is another example of a recurrent phenomenon: senior Tory ministers blaming the media for their own decisions.

We emailed James Cleverly’s office offering him the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply. 

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