A pro-Brexit campaigner accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of ignoring the chance to redeem his promise of “taking back control” from the EU by endorsing cuts to VAT which would be of immense economic benefit to millions of British citizens.
Jayne Adye believes Johnson may very well turn the UK into a “mirror image” of the EU which would go contrariwise to the sovereignty that was to accrue from parting ways with the European bloc.
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She said: “VAT was introduced here back in 1973, as a condition of joining the European Economic Community (as it was back then), with a minimum rate of 10 percent set. This minimum then rose to 15 percent in 2006 – although the UK Government chose to exceed this minimum in 2011 when they set VAT at 20.