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James Cleverly clashes with Susanna Reid in heated tax cut debate

Susanna Reid asks Lisa Nandy why she was 'not sacked'

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James Cleverly was welcomed onto the latest instalment of Good Morning Britain by hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard in the wake of Prime Minister Liz Trus being advised to “rethink” tax cuts. However, the interview soon turned heated as Reid and the Foreign Secretary clashed over the nation’s “70-year-high tax burden”.

Reid said: “We’ve already seen a U-turn on the top rate of tax so I think what those businesses want to know is, are you going to stick with the plan not to increase corporation tax? Yes or no?”

Cleverly refused to give Reid a straight answer and reminded her “we have a 70-year-high tax burden” as the interview turned heated.

When Reid said that is good, he snapped: “No it’s not good, it’s not good.”

Reid snapped: “No it’s good you are ruling out the rise in corporation tax so there won’t be a U-turn on that as that is good for businesses because they need certainty and they need to plan.”

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