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Tax rise 'not end of New Labour'

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The income tax increase for the highest earners does not mark the end of New Labour, Gordon Brown has insisted.

Speaking at a Prince's Trust event in east London Mr Brown said: "We are about helping people make the most of their potential - New Labour, that's what we're all about."

The Tories said the entire Budget was a "fantasy", while the tax rise broke with a core New Labour pledge.

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