John Major’s 1992 tax bombshell broadcast was one of the most successful of modern times and helped propel the Conservatives to an unexpected victory over Neil Kinnock. Most political enthusiasts still remember the ‘bombshell’ part of this broadcast but most of the five minutes was taken up by a look at the implications for homemakers and workers of Labour’s ‘£1,000 tax bombshell’.
Watching it again I am struck by just how accurate the video has turned out to be.
I am very grateful to the Conservative Party Archive for allowing us to publish this broadcast which hasn’t been on YouTube until today.
Tomorrow we’ll be publishing the famous ‘John Major, the movie’ broadcast from the same year.