"They drop the tax of the rich then expect the poorer to make it up."
Let me quote from a report prepared by the Institute for fiscal studies in 2010. The IFS is Britain's leading independent economic research institute. This is part of what they said about the tax burden in the UK:-
"If we define "net taxes" as "taxes paid less benefits received", then the net tax rate of the poorest fifth (of taxpayers) is -46% of their original income (or -32% of their after-tax income), with the negative number reflecting that they are net beneficiaries. At the other end, the richest fifth have a net tax rate of +33% of their original income (or +50% of their after-tax income). These figures show what one would expect: the tax and benefit system as a whole takes money from the rich, and gives it to the poor."
That was in 2010, but two months ago, the Institute updated the statistical data, and this is what they said then:-
**The proportion of working-age adults who do not pay income tax has risen from 34.3 per cent to 43.8 per cent, equivalent to 23million people. Over the same period the amount of income tax paid by the richest 1 per cent has risen from 24.4 per cent to 27.5 per cent, meaning that 300,000 people pay more than a quarter of the nation's income tax.**
Just under a half of the population pays no income tax at all.
I prefer to listen to an independent research institute, rather than to your extremely biased opinion.