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Johnson’s Tories are no longer the party of business

Analysis: business leaders find themselves in the crosshairs when it comes to who will pay for the pandemic

It has been billed in the press as the “death knell for Conservatism”. Culminating in Tuesday’s manifesto-busting national insurance rise, Boris Johnson’s Tories have used the past six months to announce £36bn a year in extra taxes – a bigger rise than in any budget since the mid 1970s.

For many business leaders it is taken as the final straw in a transformation for the low-tax Tories from a natural ally to an uncomfortable bedfellow. From the party of business, to “fuck business”.

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