Daniel Hannan’s Point About Income Tax Unravels Amid Claims It ‘Ignores Basic GCSE Economics’

A Conservative MEP is facing ridicule for a curious post that questioned the purpose of income tax. 

Daniel Hannan, one of the most prominent figures of the EU referendum Leave campaign, pondered the point of charging people to pay for public services. 

He pointed to the uses of tobacco and petrol taxes to disincentivise smoking and driving respectively, writing: