Rishi Sunak warns voters not to ‘sleepwalk’ into Labour govt as Starmer secretly plotting tax raids worth billions

RISHI Sunak warned voters not to “sleepwalk” into a Labour government as a leak revealed Sir Keir Starmer is secretly plotting tax raids worth billions.

The PM used a speech in North Wales yesterday to urge Brits not to let the Opposition “waltz into office” without scrutiny.

GettyRishi Sunak urge Brits not to let the Opposition ‘waltz into office’ without scrutiny[/caption]

AFPLabour documents laid bare their intentions to fund public services with £18billion in tax hikes[/caption]

Internal Labour documents laid bare their intentions to fund public services with £18billion in tax hikes.

Increasing capital gains tax on second homes could generate £8billion, while an overhaul of inheritance tax, targeting tax-free gifts and assets, could bring in another £10billion.

The measures were revealed by the left-leaning Guardian.

A senior party source told the paper: “We have to show we are credible when it comes to transforming the country.”

Sir Keir has ruled out increasing income tax, national insurance and VAT, but has been less clear on other ways he might fund public spending.

A Labour spokesperson said: “We have set out fully costed, fully funded plans, with very specific tax loopholes we would close. Nothing in our plans requires any additional tax to be increased.”

Yet Chancellor Jeremy Hunt blasted: “Keir Starmer should have the courage and conviction to be honest with the British people about the tax rises Labour are planning.”

At the launch of the Tory Welsh manifesto, the PM acknowledged people’s “frustrations” with him and his party.

But he warned Brits: “Don’t fall into Labour’s trap, don’t sleepwalk to July 4.

“I know you want to send us a message but this is not a by-election. It will determine who governs our country for the next five years and potentially much longer.”

Transport Secretary Mark Harper also accused Labour of planning to clobber motorists with a pay-per-mile road tax.

But Labour insisted it was “absolute nonsense”.

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