Conservative tax plans for marriage: Nich Starling has some fun

Under the Conservative plans to give a tax break for marriage, strongly opposed by the Liberal Democrats, what happens if someone walks out on an abusive partner and separates from them? Or if someone has an adulterous partner walk out on them? In both cases, the taxman will coming knocking saying, “Terribly sorry, but I’d like some more money from you now”.

It’s a bizarre topsy turvy situation to end up in where you get asked for more money by the state for leaving an abusive partner behind – which is one reason why I think the Conservative Party’s proposals to do just that are highly vulnerable to attack.

I see that fellow Lib Dem blogger Nich Starling has been thinking on similar lines as he’s just produces cthis fun little clip:

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