Dazed And Chinese

British people will be encouraged to work as hard as the Chinese and Americans because the Conservatives have cut the money people can make from tax credits, the health secretary has said.

Jeremy Hunt told a fringe meeting at the party’s autumn conference that cuts to tax credits were designed to send an “important cultural signal” about hard work, as well as saving money….

Asked whether the pace of the tax credit changes, which will see some of the UK’s poorest workers lose up to £1,300 a year, should be slowed, the cabinet minster said: “No. We have to proceed with these tax credit changes because they are a very important cultural signal.

“My wife is Chinese. We want this to be one of the most successful countries in the world…..”

Guardian Tax Credit Cuts Will Make Britons Work Like Chinese