Keir Starmer unites his Labour critics with 'no tax rises' stance


Analysis: party figures fear Labour will be forced to U-turn if chancellor raises business taxes in budget

When Keir Starmer chose to make taxation one of the dividing lines with the Tories at prime minister’s questions on Wednesday, he was returning to a familiar recent theme.

Keen to underline their pro-business credentials, he and the shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, have both been making the point for weeks that this is not the time to raise taxes, including on companies.

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