Tory poll lead over Labour collapses to just four percent amid fury over ...

Tory poll lead over Labour collapses to just four percent amid fury over ...
Tory poll lead over Labour collapses to just four percent amid fury over ...
Tory poll lead over Labour collapses to just four percent - the lowest in six months - amid fury over national insurance tax hike to fund social care reforms Johnson's government had only 38 per cent support, down from 44 last week It is the Conservative's smallest lead since mid-February, in the third lockdown  Labour gained three points for 34 per cent support, according to a YouGov poll Comes amid fury over plans to hike national insurance to fund social care reform

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The Tory party's lead has collapsed to just four percent - the lowest in six months - amid fury over a national insurance tax hike to fund social care reforms.   

It is the Conservative's smallest lead since mid-February, when the UK was in the midst of its third lockdown, according to a YouGov poll conducted for The Times

The data gave Johnson's government only 38 per cent support, down from 44 per cent the previous week. By comparison, Labour had gained three points for 34 per cent support.

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It comes as Johnson faces a Cabinet revolt over social care after Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng publicly dismissed the idea of funding social care reforms by hiking national insurance.   

The PM, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid are believed to be on the verge of agreeing a 1p increase on NI contributions to raise up to £10billion a year.

That would pay for a lifetime cap on the amount people contribute towards their care. 

Boris Johnson's Tory party's lead has collapsed to just four percent - the lowest in six months - amid fury over a national insurance tax hike to fund social care reforms

Boris Johnson's Tory party's lead has collapsed to just four percent - the lowest in six months - amid fury over a national insurance tax hike to fund social care reforms

The PM and Chancellor Rishi Sunak are believed to be on the verge of agreeing a 1p increase on NI contributions to raise up to £10billion a year

The PM and Chancellor Rishi Sunak are believed to be on the verge of agreeing a 1p increase on NI contributions to raise up to £10billion a year

However, in a round of interviews on Thursday Mr Kwarteng pointed to the vow in the Tory manifesto that NI, income tax and VAT will not be increased during this Parliament. 

'That's what it says in the manifesto, I don't see how we could increase national insurance,' he told Sky News. 

'But you know things have been very flexible over the last

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