Martin Lewis fumes 'nowhere did I say that' after 'tax hike' video emerges

The MoneySavingExpert website founder tore apart the Tory attack post
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Martin Lewis, the founder of MoneySavingExpert website, has hit back at the Tories after they posted a video of him, claiming it suggested Labour would increase people's taxes.

The financial guru dismantled the Conservative attack ad, swiftly highlighting that "NOWHERE" in the clip did he discuss taxes. Instead, he clarified that he had been talking about a "positive change" Labour was planning to implement.

In the video, taken from Wednesday's Good Morning Britain episode, Mr Lewis discussed his behind-the-scenes conversations with both the Tories and Labour. He said: "I had a conversation with a senior member of the Labour Party, a private conversation, as I do with both parties and the exact phrase they used with me when I asked about a particular policy, they said: "We're not putting it in our manifesto because I can't commit.

"We'll do it but it is my aim we will do it over the next Parliament." The Conservatives then shared the clip on X/Twitter, captioning it: "They're not telling you the full truth.

Labour have said they wouldn't put up your taxes. But it's now becoming clear that they have every intention to put them up, reports the Mirror. Mr Lewis responded on social media: "NOWHERE in this comment do I talk about taxes. And the policy that I discussed (I will keep private as it was private) was NOT about taxes, or tax rises, it was about something that would be a positive change.

Rishi Sunak faced accusations of "lying" after he claimed during an ITV General Election debate that Keir Starmer would impose £2,000 in tax hikes on British families. During the debate, the PM asserted that 'independent Treasury officials have costed Labour's policies and they amount to a £2,000 tax rise for every working family'.

However, the Treasury's top civil servant refuted this claim the next day. James Bowler clarified that he had cautioned ministers against presenting these figures as official civil service calculations. Reacting to the controversy, Labour's Jonathan Ashworth commented: "I think last night what was exposed is just how desperate Rishi Sunak has become. Because he lied about Labour's tax plans.

"What he said last night about Labour's tax plans is categorically untrue. Labour will not put up income tax, will not put up National Insurance, will not put up VAT."