Op-ed: UK Chancellor George Osborne was at a high tech business in Bristol Monday making the case for Britain staying in the EU.
Osborne was accompanied by Stephen Crabb the latest boss of the DWP, Amber Rudd and Liz Truss.
Four people who will act like a red rag to a bull when it comes to the EU referendum.
Osborne's honesty and credibility is shot to pieces and the three other ministers may still have some appeal to Tory voters but little elsewhere.
Monday the modus operandi was fear and scare tactics with people's finances as the weapon.
Osborne said taxes would probably have to rise by 8% if the UK leaves the EU. He spun a series of figures from a carefully crafted booklet but can you trust him?
According to George Osborne it will be those hard working families the Tories like to talk about that will take the biggest financial hit.
Current divisive Tory politics are never inclusive. Does that mean pensioners, part-time workers, childless couples, single people and benefit claimants who are not employed should vote to leave then?
There is nothing to show that Osborne will not dish out financial hardship post the EU referendum whether we stay in the EU or leave.
George stayed his hand in the spring budget but once the May elections and EU referendum are done and dusted lookout for more real Tory policies.
If the UK leaves the EU it will move into unknown territory and predicting the outcome is not possible. Best guesses are of course available but that is all they are, albeit based on statistics.
The panama papers data leak has shown that taxes are for we the little people and not the likes of Cameron and Osborne.
Perhaps if less money was stashed away from the taxman there would be no deficit?
Last week a majority of MPs voted against an inquiry into the panama papers. The inquiry was requested by Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell. Rudd, Crabb and Truss voted against the inquiry.
So can you trust a word they say?
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