COMMENTS DAILY MAIL: Lowering the tax will be a vote winner for the Tories

Prince Charles at Parliament's State Opening, marking the start of the parliamentary year as the Queen's speech sets out the government's agenda

Prince Charles at Parliament's State Opening, marking the start of the parliamentary year as the Queen's speech sets out the government's agenda

COMMENTS DAILY MAIL: Lowering the tax will be a vote winner for the Tories

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While the Queen’s speech contained striking measures, there was disappointingly little about how the Tories will protect people from the pain of rising bills.

Yes, Boris Johnson is saying exactly that turbo-charged economic growth will enrich the entire country in the long run.

But those who struggle to heat their homes and feed their families can’t wait. They need help now.

Prince Charles at Parliament's State Opening, marking the start of the parliamentary year as the Queen's speech sets out the government's agenda

Prince Charles at Parliament's State Opening, marking the start of the parliamentary year as the Queen's speech sets out the government's agenda

Prince Charles at Parliament’s State Opening, marking the start of the parliamentary year as the Queen’s speech sets out the government’s agenda

Solving the crippling cost of living should be number 1, 2 and 3 on the government’s to-do list.

That is why we welcome the cabinet that brainstorms ideas to help people who are really struggling.

For example, a relaxation of the rules for childminders would reduce the costs of the parents. But while such policies may make life easier for some, it’s just tinkering around the edges.

With inflation soaring, massive budget pressures will leave 1.5 million people living hand-to-mouth, the NIESR think tank says — and many more in dire straits.

The Daily Mail would normally walk a mile from talking about a socialist windfall on energy giants’ profits to subsidize bills.

This year's Queen's speech came amid a cost of living crisis as families struggle to cope with rising bills (used stock photo)

This year's Queen's speech came amid a cost of living crisis as families struggle to cope with rising bills (used stock photo)

This year’s Queen’s speech came amid a cost of living crisis as families struggle to cope with rising bills (used stock photo)

But the firms admit they’re not risking investments vital to our energy future, so isn’t it worth the chancellor’s view of it as a one-off?

However, there is an easier (and more Tory) way to help people financially — making them love their own money more.

Johnson insists he wants to cut taxes. That would give employees more to spend and boost productivity and growth. Win win.

So keep it up, PM. Or the family finances will be destroyed – along with the electoral opportunities of the Conservatives.

The EU’s Mad Dogma

The Northern Ireland Protocol was always a chimera, effectively keeping the county in the single market and forming a border in the Irish Sea.

But despite being a very inconvenient arrangement, in 2019 Mr Johnson had to agree to it to outwit a Remain-dominated parliament determined to destroy Brexit.

With a sensitive implementation it might have worked. But with predictable malice, the EU sought to punish Britain through heavy-handed checks on goods entering the province.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pictured in April leaving 10 Downing Street for his weekly PMQs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pictured in April leaving 10 Downing Street for his weekly PMQs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pictured in April leaving 10 Downing Street for his weekly PMQs

This lack of good faith has led to an increase in sectarian tensions. As a result, Mr Johnson now threatens to unilaterally suspend the treaty – just as the EU did last year, when he launched a hissing attack over the success of Britain’s Covid vaccine.

If the government invokes Article 16, a trade war could start. That wouldn’t be in anyone’s interest.

But it is No10’s duty to preserve the fragile peace in Northern Ireland – not to bend over to the irreconcilable dogma of the EU.

Stop Toxic Stonewall

Recently, the Stonewall charity, which has broken down barriers by campaigning for gay and lesbian rights, has embraced transgender extremism.

It now claims that humans are not inherently male or female – they are just bodies.

Not only does this attitude trample on women’s rights, it’s anti-scientific nonsense that wouldn’t look out of place in a cult.

Yet Stonewall’s influence is so great that it is taught in schools, colleges, Whitehall, councils and private companies.

This has far-reaching policy implications. But anyone who rejects the twisted doctrine risks being condemned as transphobic.

We should all have compassion for transgender people. But the government must stop Stonewall’s toxic politics from spreading through the public sector.

  • The BBC’s haunted response to the Culture Secretary’s license fees freeze was so extreme that even David Attenborough had to fear the bite to save money. But if Auntie is really having such a hard time, why are the staff getting pay increases that most employees can only dream of? The sooner the mandatory money tap is turned off, the better.

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