I could not agree with you more. (yes it is me saying I agree wwith you :-)) )
My wife has a very small pension, so small in fact she pays tax at the current 10% tax rate. I was amazed, to say the least, that a Government which espouses "socialist" principles has changed the tax regime to hit the less well off and reduce tax on the better off. In my wifes case her tax bill will double.