- It would raise some cash to pay for the tax cuts for the less well off so limit the political damage caused in folks minds by the idea of increasing government debt even for tax cuts.
- It would be classically redistributive and not a difficult political sell once the high volume protests from the few who were having to pay a little more had died down.
- Perhaps most importantly, it would feel like he was being fair, because he was being so.
- The Tories would not have anywhere to go with it as to object would see them the party of the rich and to support gives them no political traction with their followers.
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