The shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, said there were serious questions about a potential multibillion-pound black hole in the Treasury’s finances that needed urgent clarification.
Her intervention comes after a report suggested ministers were preparing to ditch Britain’s digital services tax – a levy of 2% on the revenues tech companies derive from UK users – because it could jeopardise a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
In a letter to the chancellor, Dodds said the future of £465m in revenue from the digital services tax had been thrown up into the air, warning this was equivalent to the cost of employing 13,000 nurses, 8,700 teachers or 8,600 police officers
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Nifty move by Dodds here.
Long-Bailey and Jez left her with a tax to raise £6-14bn a year which the US would have not let stand. She's moved on to backing Big Phil Hammond's much more modest tax (which the US probably wouldn't have bothered much about). And everybody knows the Tories have scrapped it because of their Brexit.
She's probably overestimating Johnson in thinking he cares about black holes in finances. He's seen Trump in action.