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Hysteria and hubris: the CGT files

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22.02.2019

OPINION: Hello and welcome to Proctoscope, the current affairs programme that takes a closer look at the body politic. Joining me tonight are Tax Working Group chairman Sir Doctor Michael Cullen and Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges. Mr Bridges?

Oh thank you God, thank you thank you for this, I'll never doubt you again, thank you thank you thank you.

Mr Bridges? Perhaps if you got up off your knees…

Oh. Sorry.

Let's start with you Sir Doctor Cullen. You're proposing the Labour-led government introduce a capital gains tax. More tax, then?

More tax yes but also in a way, quid pro quo, more tax no. You see, viewed through the lens of tax neutrality, this is a burble burble rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb.

Mr Bridges, your........

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